Past classes

Exploring Your Senses

1:30p.m. to 3:30p.m.
Los Angeles Eco-Village (Urban Soil/Tierra Urbana housing co-op) in Koreatown
117 Bimini Pl #201
Los Angeles US

An introductory workshop for teachers and other adults who play and work with children. The speed of life, life events, distracting digital tools, toys and instant communication often disrupt focus, generate stress and complicate parenting, teaching and learning. Your capacity to select what you pay attention to influences your ability to regulate physical and emotional responses, take in new information, and create life-sustaining social and environmental choices. Returning to your senses re-focuses attention and promotes relaxed alertness - the optimal state for integrated learning and authentic interactions. During the workshop, you will be invited to practice integrating sensory awareness into curricula and daily activities, and adapt sensory experiences with music, movement, art, storytelling, relaxation and touch to meet the unique needs of the children you work with. We will review how sensory awareness can empower children to develop self-regulation that enhances their learning and relational skills, and can help us stay present to ourselves and the children when results are less than miraculous. Join our playful explorations of sight, sound, touch, scent, taste and body-centered awareness. Nature and natural settings will, as often as possible, help normalize electrified senses. // No Supplies Needed //

Bring one of the following:
2 Time Dollars (from fellow TimeBank member)
Assistance during a future course by bilingual speakers who want to join the Explore Your Senses teaching or childcare team (we'll email to ask about your skills after you register)
Feedback to help us develop the course
Help with marketing/promotion of future courses
Willingness to be photographed for our website or brochures for future courses

About the teacher, Claire Bergen and Carol Springer

Exploring Your Senses will be taught by Carol Springer, Massage and Trauma Touch Therapist™ and Claire Bergen, a credentialed K-5 teacher with a background in the Orff approach to music and movement education. More information about Carol can be found on her website at www.mtcwc.com. You can view Claire's online resume at https://www.linkedin.com/pub/claire-bergen/14/599/93.

Create Your Own Trail Workout

3:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Hermon Park
5566 Via Marisol
Los Angeles US

Learn how to make your own full-body workout on any of LA's parks or hiking trails. In this class, we will cover some basic methods to create your own no-equipment workout, learn a variety of exercises, and then we'll take it to the trail! Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced fitness levels are all invited. Class will meet in Hermon Park by the Tennis Courts, where we'll review some easy-to-learn body-weight moves (aka no-equipment-needed). We'll also cover how to structure and schedule fun workout progressions for yourself. Then we'll all do a workout together! We will do a 20-minute warm-up walk on a trail at Ernest Debs' state park (which is across the street from our meeting place). Then we'll complete a 20-minute body-weight exercise routine at the top, which you'll be able to repeat on your own later. Then we'll take our cool-down walk back down the trail, and stretch and recap in Hermon Park. You'll get a great workout, along with tools to set fitness goals and program your own varied fitness routines. After class, students will receive a reference list of exercises and workout-building tools discussed in class. //SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO BRING::: Wear workout clothes and shoes appropriate for walking on dirt trail; 1 small hand towel; Water bottle (that is comfortable to hold while walking)

Bring one of the following:
100% Pure Lavender Essential Oil
Bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier or Pinot Grigio
Fresh flowers
New microfiber cloths
Organic, cold-pressed Evening Primrose Oil
Potted plant (succulents are always welcome, but any kind is great!)
Your all-time favorite book

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and is the program director at STRIDE fitness studio in Pasadena.

Southeast corner of Stoner Park
Corner of Stoner & Missouri, on the open area of grass
Los Angeles US

The Dances of Universal Peace are spiritual practice in motion: We walk or dance to live music doing joyous meditations from the world’s wisdom, spiritual, or cultural traditions --& simultaneously chant or sing, & exchange symbolic gestures which celebrate the sacredness of each other & our interconnectedness with everything! Come share the energy, & enjoy! This is a participatory, movement workshop, in full sun, in a public place where people will walk by on the sidewalk & see you singing, chanting, & doing expressive gestures J We’ll do the dances + transformative mind, body, spirit activities in an easygoing peer-lead space. Each dance shares a different experiential epiphany of wisdom on some universal theme ( like friendship, nature, peace, love, sustainability, teachers, family, health...). Each heart-centered dance is either done singly, or, interactively exchanging the chant/song & symbolic gestures for a few minutes with another person when you pass each other along the circle. Short, catchy, inspiring to sing/chant, easy to remember; some in English, some in the different languages of the world. Each 'dance' is taught very simply before we do it, & is extremely simple to learn: the focus is simply on connecting to each other & the music (no one cares if you remember everything, or even if you can sing; there are plenty of other people's voices that can be heard, so if 1 person doesn't sing, it doesn't stick out): There is no audience, there are no performers. No musical or dance experience of any kind is necessary. Called 'The Dances Of Universal Peace' because they inspire peace; both thru bringing together the world’s diverse traditions creating a sense of belonging to a greater community, & because when we 'dance' face to face, we're not just 'dancing' with the person in front of us, --but with what is universal in us all. Plus thru each individual experiencing 'Universal Peace': The ‘dances’ are mind-body-spirit practices & a ritual that bring us in touch with our sacred selves: that place in the essence of our spirit & the universe around us, where there is no division between us, each other, spirit, bliss, connection, understanding, compassion, beauty...& peace. Bookmark, or join this list, & check homepage or email before attending in case of last minute info (if there’s a heatwave/rain, we’ll post alternate location! Plus it’s the way to contact me: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Kundalini-Yoga-LA/info (students do not need to stay the whole 2 hours). Bookmark, or join this list, & check homepage or email before attending in case of last minute info (if there’s a heatwave/rain, we’ll post alternate location! Plus it’s the way to contact me: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Kundalini-Yoga-LA/info ///SUPPLIES STUDENTS SHOULD BRING: *Hat, *sunscreen, *water for yourself, *snack for yourself if you need it *If you’re uncomfortable sitting on the ground, bring a chair or cushion for yourself; *if you’re uncomfortable sitting on the grass, bring a blanket in case others don’t bring a couple for the group to sit on. *comfortable, flexible clothing for moving around

Bring one of the following:
20 sheets 8.5x11 paper, any color
Bring a brightly colored centerpiece (examples: fresh flowers or picture representing something positive/universal like friendship, peace, etc… ) –not bigger than a dinner plate.
Bring beverages &/or refreshments for the group to share;
Give me a 10 or 15 min shoulder or back massage after class
Improvise a 1 to 3 minute ‘positive, affirmative, blessing Meditation’, –directly after we do a Dance Of Universal Peace (that further connects us to what we were focusing on in that dance).
Join my list & attend 5/24. More attendance creates a more experienced community, which supports the learning of other participants, + circulates more awareness of this joyful resource
Lead, or practice leading part of, a ‘Dance Of Universal Peace’: either pre-existing, or one you’ve created J
Play melody or rhythm, without being familiar with it or having music for it (with someone just singing it to you once or twice) on an instrument for 1 or 2 of the Dance of Universal Peace lead.
tell 1 friend of yours you think would love this about this & TradeschoolLA so they register for it

About the teacher, Diana

I’m 1 of the main organizers in the Dances Of Universal Peace community; as well as several other positive practice communities. My life is devoted to celebrating, & sharing these communities/practices; & it’s especially focused on welcoming, encouraging, creating, & cocreating new directions, new ideas, & bringing more diversity into these communities. I hope to find new friends who share this celebration, & to support new Dances Of Universal Peace leaders, musicians, new Kundalini Yoga teachers & INTERACTIVE Kundalini Yoga teachers, new ways for them to be supported; & most of all an outdoors, open, ‘uncontained’ environment for us to enjoy, live, & celebrate these practices, each other, & all the wonders & possibilities around us & within us J I especially wishto inspire people who are not in 9 to 5 jobs, to not stay isolated ndoors on the computer, & instead celebrate life outdoors with other human beings

Singing Ringing Lemon TV Dinner

5:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Chin's Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles US

Lemons! Bright lumps! Singing and ringing from yours or a neighbor’s tree! Give them a chance to be all they can be. Since moving here from grim Scotland I have stopped, pointed and gasped at each lemon tree I encounter, a daily occurrence in my new habitat, aka Los Angeles. I’d like to share my enthusiasm for these fruits by teaching you how easy it is to preserve lemons and limes for sweet and savory teeth. Let us preserve, cook and feast. Let us read a Japanese tale about a lemon that changed a man’s life. And let us watch the haunting eastern European fairytale film, The Singing Ringing Tree, whilst stuffing our mouths with zest infused edibles. Each student should bring: Limes, lemons. 4 jars for preserving.

Bring one of the following:
2lb butter
bag of salt and bag of sugar
bottle of liquor
bottle of olive oil
fancy black peppercorns

About the teacher, Lila De Magalhaes

Lila De Magalhaes

Beginning Graphic Design

6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.


Today's overly crowded world of images and information, both in the physical world and in our daily online media, requires the skill of a Designer to connect with people. These skills are a basic understanding of symbols, signs, interface, typography, language and aesthetics; all of which are nurtured in this beginner's class. Come to explore new ideas on software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, but also learn some classic techniques with pencil/pen and paper that will advance you to a new level of a skilled Designer! //SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING TO CLASS: Pen, pencil and paper. If you have a laptop, feel free to bring it to try things on your own. Computers are not required for this class, just strongly encouraged. //

Bring one of the following:
surprise me!

About the teacher, Brian Markle

Brian Markle is currently a Los Angeles based Designer, Animator and Educator. The studio focuses on communication strategies for arts, cultural and educational sectors.

Beginner Conversational Spanish

5:00p.m. to 6:30p.m.


This project-based class will focus on Conversation (no papers or worksheets). In the process of making lemonade, we will learn several verbs and tenses as well as some basic vocabulary. You will spend a fun Spanish hour of full immersion from the moment you enter the room. //SUPPLIES: Students should each bring two lemons to make the lemonade.

Bring one of the following:
100% Essential Oil (Jasmine, Gardenia, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus or Lavender)
2 Gallons of White Vinegar (cheapest brand ok - it’s for cleaning)
Bag of Dark or Ultra-Dark Coffee (no Medium /Columbian roast please)
Block of Beeswax (any size)
Bottle of Reisling
Box of Borax or Washing Soda
Candles
Fresh SAGE that I can use for burning.
Incense
Your Choice

About the teacher, Lucy Caramaschi

I worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District as an ESL teacher for over 20 years. I’ve also taught Spanish in various schools in the area, and privately. I have a CA Teaching Credential, and have been homeschooling my two children for 7 years.

The Creative Closet

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
reDiscover Center
12958 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles US

Solving everyday wardrobe dilemmas doesn't have to involve spending money on more clothes. In this course, we'll consider the many ways you can remake clothing you already own, for unique style, greater comfort, flattering color, and more fun! There will be hands-on opportunities to examine remade garments, and try various techniques. No sewing experience is required. Suitable for ages 13 and up. SUPPLIES YOU NEED TO BRING TO CLASS: Students should bring a notebook and pen/pencil; a sewing machine OR a hand-sewing kit (needles, thread, scissors, etc.); a garment or garments they'd like to rework during the class; and a bag of clothes to donate for the class's use. (Leftovers will be donated to a charity after the class.) I won't be teaching basic crochet, but if students might enjoy incorporating crochet into their projects, they should also bring a hook and yarn.

Bring one of the following:
art supplies (acrylic paints, brushes, sketchbooks, canvas, markers)
lasagna (I really love lasagna)
literary fiction in paperback
live plants for a garden
vintage hats, lace, or hard-side traincases
Yarn in natural fibers (cotton, wool, bamboo, etc.)

About the teacher, Nell Turley

Penny L. Richards PhD is a research scholar with UCLA's Center for the Study of Women, interested in craft activism, and an active member of Yarn Bombing Los Angeles. She's volunteered at several clothing swap events, and taught art education workshops throughout the South Bay. She enjoys rebuilding thrifted garments and linens, crocheting with non-traditional fibers, and creating large-scale costumes from crochet.

DIY Silkscreen Studio/Set-up

4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Pop-Hop Books and Print
5002 York Blvd
Los Angeles US

E.T. phoned home with a speak 'n spell and some twine, so why can't you silkscreen with stuff you find at the hardware store? NOW YOU CAN! This class will show you easy ways to make a space for yourself to get hard at work making your own T-shirts/totebags/whatever by improvising an at-home screen printing studio… and maybe even get your security deposit back. We'll look at how items commonly found can be used in silkscreen printing as well as the few specialty materials necessary and where to get them. This class focuses on setting yourself up to print; we won't actually be printing anything in class except for demonstration purposes. If you'd like to make a bag or something, try our other class. But this one's good too.

Bring one of the following:
Access to (or borrowing of) woodworking tools
Material or time donation to your favorite charity
Organizational skills
Sewing skills
Woodworking skills

About the teacher, Robey Clark

Robey clark lives in Highland Park and works as co-owner of Pop-Hop Books and Print.

Manifestation Workshop

6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
HM157
3110 N. Broadway
Lincoln Heights US

Art workshop with a focus on self-improvement and goal realization. Theme: Manifesting: * the act, process, or instance of manifesting a perceptible outward or visible expression: materialization, a demonstration of power and purpose, making things happen, actualizing goals. In this workshop we will make manifestation boxes by sealing our intentions through words, collage, drawing and symbolic personal objects- within a box. The box is then closed for a chosen period of time, to reopened later in private. In this way we let the unconscious work for us by putting our dreams into words and symbols that we can then later assess. I have found this process to be very helpful in overcoming blocks, and I am always inevitably surprised by my accomplishments when I reopen the box! Artists, non-artists, all ages welcome. SUPPLIES YOU SHOULD BRING: A box, collage materials, glue, scissors, tape, ribbon, personal symbolic items.

Bring one of the following:
Design help for flyers
Design help for website
Exchange for body/energy work
New learning (Spanish/Italian/Video Editing/Reiki or other healing modalities
Snacks to share with class
Surprise me

About the teacher, Malado Baldwin

Malado Baldwin is a Los Angeles and New York based multi-media artist, whose work was recently featured in Gallery Tally at FOR YOUR ART, LA, THE BRUCENNIAL 2014, NY, Paperazzi3 at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, NY; and Sideshow Gallery, NY. Her work has been reviewed on artcritical.com, art21.com, hyperallergic.com, Art Business News, and Esquire Magazine among other publications. A graduate of Swarthmore College (BA, 1997, Comparative Literature French/English) and The New York Studio School (MFA 2006, Painting), Malado Baldwin is the recipient of the Buckingham Prize for the Expression of Music in Art (2005), the Visual Arts Foundation Grant (2007) and a nominee for both the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award (2008, 2010) and the Rema Hort Mann Grant (2011, 2012). She is currently compiling a lifetime of artists books and drawings into new artistic installations and book projects, alongside finishing a collaborative multi-media film project called LUX/NOX for festivals and shows. Websites: www.maladobaldwin.com / www.threequestionsfor.me

Let's Talk Leather

7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Chin's Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles US

Brief intro to the basics of leather working where students make bracelets. Tools will be supplied by the instructor.

Bring one of the following:
beer
coffee
dinner
snacks
whiskey

About the teacher, Michael Dopp

Michael Dopp is a complete amateur leather worker, but happy to share his partial and flawed knowledge of this great craft.

Introducing Tai Chi

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Portamento
2650 Lake View Avenue
Los Angeles US

Tai Chi is the state we achieve, when we incarnate the balance and harmony that holds the cosmos together. We achieve that state through a practice of gentle movement, coordinated with deep breathing and meditative imagery. No prior experience is necessary to participate in this introductory class, nor to enjoy its benefits! We will meet at Portamento for a 30-min. orientation, then walk about 15 min. to a remarkable outdoor space for a 60 min. practice, then walk back to Portamento . //SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING: You will want to wear layers of comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Consider wearing good walking shoes for our little hike, then maybe change into low- or no-heel shoes for the practice. Bring water!

Bring one of the following:
a book, however humble, about one of your passions
a craft item you made
an IOU, guaranteeing to help with the Silver Lake Time Bank's Neighborhood Fruit Harvest Project (http://arroyoseco.timebanks.org/page/neighborhood-fruit-harvest )
organic citrus or low glycemic index fruit (apples, pears), preferably locally grown or harvested
organic, preferably home-grown vegetables

About the teacher, Lee Conger

Lee Conger, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has been conducting meditation workshops for 10 years in Kaiser Permanente's Addiction Medicine Department. Four years ago, while training with Roger Jahnke, OMD via the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi in Santa Barbara, Lee began leading members of the Silver Lake Time Bank in Tai Chi Easy sessions and introduced the practice at Kaiser. In 2012, he received certification as an Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher and now offers six weekly classes at the clinic.

Chin's Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles US

In this class you will learn a practical skill, how to build a quick architectural model in cardboard. This method is adaptable to many other materials (foamcore, basswood, chipboard), and models may be of any scale – or 1:1. The main difference of the method to be taught is that it reduces or eliminates glue-drying wait time, so that your building speed can keep up with your flow of ideas. Please bring sharp blades and any other materials you might like. /// SUPPLIES STUDENTS SHOULD BRING: 3’ x 3’ minimum piece of cardboard, Xacto or mat knife, hot glue gun (if you have one), 1 can compressed air (like for cleaning your keyboard)

Bring one of the following:
Car wash
Help in the garden (pulling weeds, raking)
kids clothes (age 5)
tomato plants
Vegan baked goods

About the teacher, Rachel Allen

Rachel Allen grew up in San Francisco and studied at Princeton University. She worked for five years with Gehry Partners, ultimately serving as an Assistant Project Designer. She was the 2002-2003 recipient of the Mercedes T. Bass Rome Prize in architecture, a yearlong fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. She served on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design from 1996-2001, and the Board of the Outpost for Contemporary Art from 2008-2011. She has also taught architecture for Cal Poly Pomona, the Mountain School of Art, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), UCLA, UC Riverside, USC, and Woodbury University.

DIY Silkscreen Printing

4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Pop-Hop Books and Print
5002 York Blvd
Los Angeles US

Screen printing is fun! But pretty frustrating sometimes. Especially when you've had to improvise and make your printing area with common household items. Getting the hang of it can take time, patience and guidance. Our trade will provide two of the three, you bring the third. We'll focus on some of the more common problems you might run into when printing using a makeshift/jury-rigged/DIY studio space. It'll also provide materials and maybe even some good times. This class requires no prerequisite but works as a fun compliment/continuation To DIY Silksceen Studio/Set-Up. Materials provided and we'll provide a few bags and/or shirts to print on, but if you have any items of your own you'd like to spruce up feel free to bring them along.

Bring one of the following:
Access to (or borrowing of) woodworking tools
Material or time donation to your favorite non-profit organization
Organizational skills
Sewing skills
Woodworking skills

About the teacher, Robey Clark

Robey clark lives in Highland Park and works as co-owner of Pop-Hop Books and Print.

Introduction to Tarot

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Paniolo Productions presents
3552 Kelton Ave
Los Angeles US

Have you been curious about the mysteries of the tarot? Have you always wanted to learn to read tarot but felt overwhelmed by memorizing the meanings of the cards? Are you still flipping through your tarot book for interpretations instead of reading confidently on your own? </br> With this introductory class, you will learn the history of tarot, how to choose a deck, how to begin developing your own intuition, begin interacting and interpreting the cards and learn more. You can bring your own tarot deck, purchase one at the workshop or borrow one for the session.

Bring one of the following:
Colored pencils
Art pens
Graphite pencils
Watercolor paper or drawing paper
Watercolors

About the teacher, Madame Pamita

Madame Pamita is a professional tarot reader and the proprietor of Madame Pamita's Parlour of Wonders in Highland Park. She has been a reader for 30 years and a teacher for more than 20. She loves to empower her students and show them that learning about the tarot can be filled with humor and fun.

Beginning Graphic Design

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.


Today's overly crowded world of images and information, both in the physical world and in our daily online media, requires the skill of a Designer to connect with people. These skills are a basic understanding of symbols, signs, interface, typography, language and aesthetics; all of which are nurtured in this beginner's class. Come to explore new ideas on software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, but also learn some classic techniques with pencil/pen and paper that will advance you to a new level of a skilled Designer! ****SUPPLIES Students Will Need To Bring To Class: computer, pencil or pen, paper

Bring one of the following:
surprise me!

About the teacher, Brian Markle

Brian Markle is currently a Los Angeles based Designer, Animator and Educator. The studio focuses on communication strategies for arts, cultural and educational sectors.

Intro to Knitting

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.


In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of knitting: casting on, knitting and purling, and casting off. By the end of class you will know all you need to get started on your first knitting project! ****Supplies students will need to bring to participate in class: One skein of yarn and the appropriate sized needles for that yarn. Pro tip: go to a yarn store for these items if you are unsure about which needle size you'll need (The Little Knittery in Atwater Village is my favorite).

Bring one of the following:
a 750ml craft IPA or sour beer (or 2 12oz bottles!)
a handmade ceramic bowl or planter
a mix cd based on the theme l.a. summer psych
a potted herb (dill, basil, mint, chive, etc.)
a skein of100% natural fiber yarn (wool, cotton, linen, alpaca, etc)
a ukelele lesson
an hour of yard work
Polaroid 600 film

About the teacher, Amanda Sutton

Retired ballet dancer turned sweater knitting, motorcycle commuting, pie baking, bicycle collecting, contemporary dance choreographing art student with a full time job.

LA River Bike Tour

1:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.
LA River Bike Path
2820 Newell St
Los Angeles US

This class will be a bike tour down the LA River Bike Path. I will explain the history of the LA River also knowledge of wildlife and plants. There will be bird and plant identification. I will explain organizations that help maintain and look to preserve the LA River As much as it will be educational there will also be elements of thrills like the legendary River Monster and other unnatural creatures along the way. Don't worry about bringing protection. I will make an offering to the river gods to keep us safe. But just a heads up there could be water bears, 200 pound geese and demi gods who reside in the water. This will be a lot like the Universal Studios Tour. Prepare to enjoy a nice bike ride that will be a couple miles. This will be an hour or less. We will take breaks along the way for water and rest. Start off location: 2820 Newell St Los Angeles,CA 90039 There is plenty of street parking if you plan to drive and put your bike in your car. ****Supplies students will need to bring to participate in class: A bicycle, water bottle, snack and the fortitude to not be frightened by the wild and exciting creatures that only a few people know about.

Bring one of the following:
a trinket of some sorts
artwork
books or stuff on roman culture
fruit or vegtables
movie
Or just bring something you think is cool. People just willing to sign up for this is more than enough of a gift.
Plant pots

About the teacher, Josh Kaplan

My name is Josh Kaplan. The LA River is one of my favorite places in the world. I always bring it up and it seems a lot of people don't know about it so I decided it would be fun to teach. I do improv comedy out here and am a filmmaker. I love to backpack and enjoy learning things from anyone. I don't have much to say but all my knowledge is just from looking stuff up and spending 5 to 6 days there.

Figure Drawing 101

7:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.


Learn the basics of figure drawing. Introduction to some of the masters of figure drawing. Basic instruction and techniques, followed by plenty of practice with a live model. Either clothed or nude subjects with timed poses ranging from 1-30 minute poses. Possibly would use participants as models (clothed, of course). ****Supplies students will need to bring to participate in this class: A large sketch pad, at least 18x24 inches (larger is better). Vine charcoal, graphite pencils, pens, markers, pastels, crayons, oil pastels, colored pencils, paints (and brushes, if you promise not to make a mess). Easel if you want, but otherwise we will be seated around the room. Some might like a large clip board to work on, but make sure that you at least have a sturdy sketch pad or other surface to draw on.

Bring one of the following:
A book that you’ve read and liked (or that has really great illustrations in it)
A dream catcher
A unique coffee mug, bowl, or plate
A wind chime
A work of art or craft made by you or someone you know
ANYTHING YOU WANT
Bag of coffee
baked goods or any homemade food
Christmas lights

About the teacher, Karen Stasevich

I'm a policy analyst from Michigan. I came to LA for the weather and the adventures. I like backpacking, drawing, and learning how to do/make things. I also host a bi-monthly figure drawing workshop.

Watercolor Techniques and Tricks

1:00p.m. to 3:30p.m.
At the Teacher's Art Studio in Silverlake
Address will be provided upon registration
Silverlake - Los Angeles US

In Watercolor Techniques and Tricks, we'll cover the basics to get you started on your own masterpiece! Finished work will include an outdoor landscape, feathers and unexpected tools and tricks to create interesting textures and effects. Finished artwork will be frame-ready! :::: Supplies Students Will Need To Bring :::: Paper towels and a smock.

Bring one of the following:
A pad of Watercolor Paper 140 lb or heavier, any size
Black Hardbound Sketchbook size 5½" × 8½"
Bonterra Pinot Noir Wine
Dr. Bronners Lavender Castile Liquid Soap - 16 oz.
Esdee Brand: Three-in-One Lino Cutting Baren Kit
Speedball brand: Block Printing Ink, any color

About the teacher, Sienne

I am an Illustrator and Art Educator and I love Trade School!

Hermon Park
5566 Via Marisol
Los Angeles US

Who needs a gym to get a great workout? Not you! In this group exercise class, we'll complete a high-energy interval training workout using no equipment other than your own body weight. We'll warm up together, then move into a series of high and low-intensity intervals for a workout that taps into coordination, stamina, strength and cardiovascular conditioning. We'll finish the class with a cool down and stretching. You'll leave with a great workout under your belt, plus I'll provide you with ideas and resources for how to create a similar workout on your own. ****SUPPLIES Students Will Need To Bring To Class: Wear sneakers and workout apparel; Bottle of Water; Yoga Mat (or, if you don't have a yoga mat, bring a towel). Students will be required to sign a waiver & release form at class.

Bring one of the following:
100% Pure Lavendar, Cedar or Juniper Essential Oil
Bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio or Vinho Verde
Bouquet of fresh flowers
Pantone color swatch book
Potted indoor succulent
Yoga Mat (gently used is ok)

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and is the program director at STRIDE fitness studio in Pasadena.

Beginning Motion Design

11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.


A comprehensive understanding of motion and time are crucial for new designers tackling complex information. The new media of design requires skills in storytelling, experimentation, timing and editing. This class is a beginner’s introduction to designing for digital motion and traditional animation. The first part of the class will familiarize students with the basics of storyboarding, character design and animatics. After that, the entire length of the class will be devoted to a single, final project, which will include a storyboard. Students can pursue any projects they wish. The techniques taught will span both digital software (e.g. After Effects, Premiere) and traditional practice (e.g. cell animation). The aim is to develop skills in storytelling and experimentation in form — assets needed to work in today’s hyper competitive market. ****Supplies students will need to bring to participate in class: pen, paper, computer (optional)

Bring one of the following:
surprise me!

About the teacher, Brian Markle

Brian Markle is currently a Los Angeles based Designer, Animator and Educator. The studio focuses on communication strategies for arts, cultural and educational sectors.

Gal Palace
131 S. Rampart Blvd.
Los Angeles US

Creating, maintaining and using journals/diaries/sketchbooks to record your life and ideas... The workshop will include looking at examples as inspiration, using collage and source material, texts and exercises as jumping off points to create your own ongoing journals. The workshop can be seen as a refreshing take on inspiring an ongoing and personal journaling practice. ****Supplies Students Will Need To Bring To Class: Please bring a journal with you to class. Collage materials, inspiring quotes, and other material also encouraged.

Bring one of the following:
Art supplies
Graphics help
Snacks for class
Website help

About the teacher, Malado Baldwin

Malado Baldwin is a Los Angeles and New York based multi-media artist, whose work was recently featured in Gallery Tally at FOR YOUR ART, LA, THE BRUCENNIAL 2014, NY, Paperazzi3 at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, NY; and Sideshow Gallery, NY. Her work has been reviewed on artcritical.com, art21.com, hyperallergic.com, Art Business News, and Esquire Magazine among other publications. A graduate of Swarthmore College (BA, 1997, Comparative Literature French/English) and The New York Studio School (MFA 2006, Painting), Malado Baldwin is the recipient of the Buckingham Prize for the Expression of Music in Art (2005), the Visual Arts Foundation Grant (2007) and a nominee for both the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award (2008, 2010) and the Rema Hort Mann Grant (2011, 2012). She is currently compiling a lifetime of artists books and drawings into new artistic installations and book projects, alongside finishing a collaborative multi-media film project called LUX/NOX for festivals and shows. Websites: www.maladobaldwin.com / www.threequestionsfor.me

Mindful Sleep for Vibrant Living

3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Paniolo Productions presents
3552 Kelton Ave
Los Angeles US

This workshop offers the opportunity to learn about hypnosis, it's use for better sleep patterns and how to purposefully utilize your dreamtime to increase wellness . Participants will learn how the mechanics of the subconscious mind operates, experience a group hypnosis/relaxation to create better sleep habits and begin using your dream time to clear the mind of accumulated stress. The overall aim is to connect your mind-body awareness and allow your natural sleep and dream cycles to truly regenerate your system overnight, and every night, so that you awaken feeling refreshed, energized, empowered and perhaps even excited to begin your day with awareness, clear intention and action to match. ****Supplies Students Need to Bring To Class: Pillows for head or under knees or both. A blanket and yoga mat or towel to lye on.

Bring one of the following:
1 hour holistic service
Bottle of Wine
dance class
exercise class
hand made cards or small art
jewelry
Mixed CD
poetry
yoga class

About the teacher, Clare Taylor

Clare Taylor C.Ht. - Certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP, and Therapeutic Guided Imagery. A 2008 Graduant of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Tarzana, Ca. In private practice for 7 years, serving the greater Los Angeles area and Westside communities. Specializing in Behavior Modification/Hypnotherapy for vocational and avocational self improvement and general well being, including stress reduction and sleep.

Hosted by the Teacher
478 E Avenue 28
Los Angeles US

It's said that music makes a film come alive. As an independent filmmaker, how and when do you choose the right music for your film, especially if you have a small or nonexistent budget? Is it better to use a composer or to license music, and what is the difference? Jen will give you pointers and answer your burning questions in this mini-class which is open to filmmakers of all experience levels. Students will have an opportunity to show a clip from their film, with or without music. ****Supplies Students Need to Bring To Class: Notebook (paper or digital) Film clip (optional) Favorite music (also optional)

Bring one of the following:
A couple hours of handyperson services (i.e. patch a hole in the wall, sand some shelves, etc.)
A couple of hours of organizing help
A decent bottle of wine
Hair braiding
Help out someone in need (pay it forward)
Something really cool that I wouldn't have thought of, either a service or an item
Vegetable seedlings for our garden
Wool or alpaca yarn bits for making a felted cat toy (or a felted cat toy)

About the teacher, Jennifer Mandel

Jennifer Mandel, Music Supervisor and owner of Uncle Agnes Music, has been music supervising film, TV, commercials, and sports promos for over 12 years. She studied Music and Audio Recording, is a singer-songwriter, and assisted on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic for many years.

Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

This class is a design thinking crash course (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_thinking) with ideas of social consciousness and gift culture floating just under the surface. Design thinking methodology can be very useful in tackling any problems, formalizing what is essentially a very intuitive approach. We use parts of design thinking in our daily lives all the time. The core of the class will be a slightly modified version of the Gift-Giving Project (more on this @ Institute of Design at Stanford - http://dschool.stanford.edu/dgift/), followed by a community leadership building exercise. You will walk away from the class inspired, reminded not to exclude yourself from the community, and having heard that "everything is interconnected" at least a couple of times! ///// SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO BRING: If handy (not required): various "craft workshop" materials and tools to share , such as: color paper, tape, glue, stickers, Popsicle sticks, wire, thread, fabric, scissors, markers, etc. ///// Location Accessibility: This classroom is located on the second floor but does not have a ramp or escalator/elevator.

Bring one of the following:
a used book that you've read and would recommend!
surprise me!
a small to medium size (and no more that ~5-7lbs) object that you have sitting at home, not useful to you now, but hesitant to throw away because you think someone else might find it useful
a way to jump-start learning to swim as an adult
ideas for renting a cheap RV, and RV road trip tips

About the teacher, Hayk Makhmuryan

Hayk Makhmuryan is an advocate for building community through arts and creativity, coordinating a community arts studio in the Skid Row community for over 6 years. He is keenly aware of his constant use of the word "community", but is yet to find a better word. We learn best by practicing and sharing the knowledge with others. As he's learning more about design thinking, he'd like to share the ideas with others to better understand it himself (also because the ideas are worth sharing!). A self-described everythingian.

HoliDIY Watercolor Class

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
At the Teacher's Art Studio in Silverlake
Address will be provided upon registration
Silverlake - Los Angeles US

Using nature as our inspiration, we'll have a crafternoon of creating watercolor holiday postcards! Utilizing simple watercolor techniques, we'll create branches and leaves in Fall's natural colors. Later, we'll be able to add hand carved stamps and stencils for a finishing touch! //// SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO BRING TO CLASS: water bottle, snacks and a smock /// Location Accessibility: This location is accessible by wheelchair & walker, although because it's a very small classroom, please email us ahead of time so that we can ensure that sufficient room is available.

Bring one of the following:
10 Luna/Cliff Bars or Trader Joe's Fruit Leathers
2 Bars of Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap,
any flavor Emergen-C or generic brand
Bug repellant with deet
Dr. Bronner's Fair Trade & Organic Lavender Coconut Hair Crème - 6 oz.
Watercolor Paper Pad, 140 lb., any size

About the teacher, Sienne

I am an Illustrator and Art Educator and I love Trade School!

Pop-Hop Books and Print
5002 York Blvd
Los Angeles US

Using the idea of design as a way of thinking and problem solving, this workshop will help artists and creative professionals put together materials for job and grant applications. Emphasis will be on using graphic design skills and larger design principles and strategies to effectively communicate the artist’s intentions in portfolios, resumes, artist statements and grant applications. We'll attack the portfolio/application in terms of such design terms as user need, UX, branding, hierarchy and the grid to think about how to put together materials in a way to show off work in the best light. ///// SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO BRING: Computers with software you are designing application in. InDesign preferred, but the ideas can be applied to any program. ///// Location Accessibility: This location is accessible by walker & wheelchair

Bring one of the following:
coconut butter
coconut flakes
half hour massage
organic meat
organic vegetables
plants
written testimonial about the course written after class

About the teacher, Betsy Medvedovsky

Betsy Medvedovsky is an Echo Park-based graphic designer who's applied for a million jobs, residencies and other opportunities, at least some of the time successfully. She never knew how to do a portfolio when she was coming up and likes teaching this class as a gift to her younger self.

Figure Drawing 101

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.


Get an overview of figure drawing techniques, an intro to some of the masters, and lots of practice sketching a live model. Class will cover basic instruction and techniques, followed by plenty of practice with a live model. Either clothed or nude subjects (depending on who will work for free) with timed poses ranging from 1-30 minute poses. Possibly would use participants as models (clothed, of course). ///// SUPPLIES You'll Need to Bring: A large sketch pad, at least 18x24 inches (larger is better). Vine charcoal, graphite pencils, pens, markers, pastels, crayons, oil pastels, colored pencils, paints (and brushes, if you promise not to make a mess). Easel if you want, but otherwise we will be seated around the room. Some might like a large clip board to work on, but make sure that you at least have a sturdy sketch pad or other surface to draw on. ///// Location Accesibility: This location is accessible by walker but is not equipped with a ramp for wheelchairs.

Bring one of the following:
A book that you’ve read and liked (or that has really great illustrations in it)
A unique/weird coffee mug, like a Goodwill or garage sale gem
Bag of coffee
Christmas lights
Something you made (food or craft)
Surprise Me!

About the teacher, Karen Stasevich

I'm a policy analyst from Michigan. I came to LA for the weather and the adventures. I like backpacking, drawing, and learning how to do/make things. I also host a bi-monthly figure drawing workshop.

Beginning Ballet/Jazz

2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m.
Synchronicity LA
1666 Westmoreland Blvd (not Avenue, there is one near by)
Los Angeles US

This class will cover basic elements of ballet and jazz dance. We will go through some vocabulary, technique, and performance quality. Class will begin with an introduction and warm-up. Students will do various movements across the floor and a will learn a short combination in the center. Come join us for a taste of dance education, technical and creative movement, and most importantly, FUN! ///// SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO BRING: Flexible shoes if possible or ballet/jazz shoes. No sandals. Comfortable clothing that you can move in. No jeans. ///// Location Accessibility: This location is accessible by walker & wheelchair

Bring one of the following:
Clean Garden Soil
Indoor Plant
A good used book
An accordion lesson
ANY kind of art piece
Bag repair service
Mixed CD
Organic Seeds
Pocket knife
Vegan food or baked good

About the teacher, Ashley Towne

Ashley Towne - moved to LA from Flagstaff, Arizona. In Arizona she established and participated in multiple performing dance companies while receiving her Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Northern Arizona University. Through out time she has used dance as a tool for connecting to individuals, the environment and her community. She has worked with choreographers such as Dante7, Andre Fuentes, Lisa Eardly, Sheri Godfrey and more. She has been teaching dance and performing in the United States, Asia and Europe for over 10 years.

Basic Creative Drumming

2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
ABC Rehearsal Studio
2575 N. San Fernando Road
Los Angeles US

This is a hands-on class where students will have the opportunity learn a basic groove on the drum set, how to hold sticks, and familiarize themselves with a basic drum set. Students will spend time deciphering the different sounds involved in percussion through listening, observing and trying it for themselves! I will spend the first section demonstrating the different parts of a drum set, how it is played, and some of the possibilities and roles each component plays. Then, we will begin with the basics of holding the drum sticks (provided by the teacher) and hitting drum pads as a group. We will cover a couple basic rudiments and techniques during this time. The second half will be spent giving everyone a chance to get behind the drum set and working on a basic rock or jazz groove and fill. If there is time left, I'd like to ask everyone to bring in a song that has a drum part they particularly like, and we will listen to it, dissect it, and learn to play it if time allows. All styles are welcome! In fact, the more esoteric, the better! ////SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO BRING TO CLASS: Bring in a recording of a song with your favorite drum part (or one you want to learn) on your phone, ipod or a CD. Also, bring drum sticks and a drum practice pad (or a hard surface to hit) if you have them! Otherwise I will provide you with those things! ////Location Accessibility: This location has stairs 4 but no ramp or elevator/escalator access.

Bring one of the following:
1 hr of help building a website
A dvd of the strangest movie you've ever seen
A metal object that makes a significant sound when struck
An original business card design
The most inspiring book you've ever read
The strangest hummel you've ever seen

About the teacher, Joe Westerlund

Joe Westerlund is an internationally touring drummer for the bands Califone, Megafaun, Gayngs, and his solo project, Grandma Sparrow. He holds a BA in Music Compostion/Improvisation from Bennington College, where he studied with avant-garde jazz pioneer Milford Graves, and NYC composers Kitty Brazelton and Anthony Coleman. His education encouraged him to continue to explore the lines between convention and experimentation in his own original music. When not on the road, Joe lives with his wife Carson and his pug Dora in Eagle Rock, where he works by day as a drum technician for Drum Doctors.

HM157
3110 N. Broadway
Lincoln Heights US

When you project your radiance you become magnetic. Through yoga and meditation the aura is strengthened, and it glitters and sparkles with golden hues, giving you a radiance. When we are radiant in a pure, subtle, sophisticated manner, others are unconsciously drawn to us; therefore, we become prosperous. This workshop style Kundalini Yoga and Meditation class will work with the current Astrology to assist students in navigating these intense times of rapid and profound transformation. Students will learn basic mantras, meditations and exercises that will assist with releasing karmic blocks that hinder us on our path to greatness. Astrology is our roadmap; our birth chart is a navigational tool. When we learn to recognize the signs, and follow the signs, listening to our heart / soul, we truly come into balance... and balance is the key to happiness. ///// SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO BRING: Open mind / heart; Yoga mat or blanket; Water to stay hydrated ///// Location Accessibility: This location is accessible by walker but is not equipped with a ramp for wheelchairs.

Bring one of the following:
champagne / chablis / sancerre
crystals / minerals
jewelry making / soldering lesson
massage / healing session / tarot, astro, numerology reading
vintage china teacups & saucers

About the teacher, Erica Marie Liscano

Erica Marie Liscano is a certified Kundalini Yoga & Meditation teacher, who works with astrology, crystals and dream-state to provide students with positive and profound results. Her focus as a teacher and healer is on sexuality and spirituality. She also holds degrees in Gender, Feminist and Comparative Religious Studies.

Pop-Hop Books and Print
5002 York Blvd
Los Angeles US

Do you have a skill or bit of knowledge that you'd like to share in a class, but are nervous about planning a class? Do you feel like you need some guidance when it comes to being a great teacher? Whether you want to test the waters as a brand-new teacher, or are an old-pro, this class will aim to have something for everyone. We'll discuss tips on preparing for and structuring your class, online resources that can be useful, how to maximize your time with students and how to make classes more engaging. While we'll discuss some things that will be specific to teaching a Trade School class, you could easily apply this knowledge anywhere. ////SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO BRING: Paper & pen //// Location Accessibility: This location is wheelchair & walker accessible.

Bring one of the following:
1 hour consultation from someone with +5 years experience in PR & Marketing
2 bottles 100% pure coconut water
A drawing depicting a positive sentiment or phrase (like, "You're doing an awesome job!")
Bottle of sauvignon blanc
Dr. Bronner's liquid lavendar soap

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and is the program director at STRIDE fitness studio in Pasadena.

TSLA Brainstorming Party!

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Pop-Hop Books and Print
5002 York Blvd
Los Angeles US

Trade School LA grows each month and we need YOU to help mold its future! During this brainstorming party, we'll look together at TSLA's future potential and its current challenges. We'll start by introducing ourselves and doing a session of Speed Bartering to meet each other and get in the exchange spirit. Then we'll talk briefly about where TSLA stands and what it's done so far. Next we'll move into the Brainstorming part of the party. We'll do some exercises to brainstorm solutions and ideas that will help Trade School LA offer more of what you want, help sustain its future, ease some of the logistical challenges and keep improving what its offering to the community. Oh, we'll also be having FUN while we do all of this. Anyone who has attended or taught a TSLA class is encouraged to attend. If registration fills up quickly, we may move the class location. /////SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO BRING: Pen & Paper /// Location Accessibility: This location is accessible by walker & wheelchair

Bring one of the following:
1 bottle of sauvignon blanc wine
1 easel pad of paper (approximately 27" x 34")
1 Pack of large name tags
1 pack of Sharpie markers
2 bars of dark chocolate

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and is the program director at STRIDE fitness studio in Pasadena.

Teacher Orientation

5:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

Are you interested in teaching a class through Trade School LA? We would love to have you! Whether you know you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us for orientation. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home. Teachers only need to attend orientation once in order to teach in any future semesters.

Bring one of the following:
A snack or beverage to share with the group
A surprise
Tweet about Trade School LA (link to @tradeschoolLA)
Write a Facebook post about Trade School LA to share with your network (tag us!)

About the teacher, Los Angeles

Together, Leanne & Dylan make up TSLA's Teacher Outreach team. Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and has taught a number of classes, including "Create Your Own Trail Workout" and "Tips for Teaching." Dylan is one of TSLA's first teachers & volunteers and has taught "Introduction to Sitting Meditation", a class on Guy DeBord and psychogeography called "My Mind is Running!" and a follow-up to the psychogeography class called "Let's Drift!"

Teacher Orientation

7:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

Are you interested in teaching a class through Trade School LA? We would love to have you! Whether you know you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us for orientation. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home. Teachers only need to attend orientation once in order to teach in any future semesters.

Bring one of the following:
A snack or beverage to share with the group
A surprise
Tweet about Trade School LA (link to @tradeschoolLA)
Write a Facebook post about Trade School LA to share with your network (tag us!)

About the teacher, Los Angeles

Together, Leanne & Dylan make up TSLA's Teacher Outreach team. Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and has taught a number of classes, including "Create Your Own Trail Workout" and "Tips for Teaching." Dylan is one of TSLA's first teachers & volunteers and has taught "Introduction to Sitting Meditation", a class on Guy DeBord and psychogeography called "My Mind is Running!" and a follow-up to the psychogeography class called "Let's Drift!"

Teacher Orientation

5:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

Are you interested in teaching a class through Trade School LA? We would love to have you! Whether you know you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us for orientation. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home. Teachers only need to attend orientation once in order to teach in any future semesters.

Bring one of the following:
A snack or beverage to share with the group
A surprise
Tweet about Trade School LA (link to @tradeschoolLA)
Write a Facebook post about Trade School LA to share with your network (tag us!)

About the teacher, Los Angeles

Together, Leanne & Dylan make up TSLA's Teacher Outreach team. Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and has taught a number of classes, including "Create Your Own Trail Workout" and "Tips for Teaching." Dylan is one of TSLA's first teachers & volunteers and has taught "Introduction to Sitting Meditation", a class on Guy DeBord and psychogeography called "My Mind is Running!" and a follow-up to the psychogeography class called "Let's Drift!"

Teacher's Kitchen in Silverlake
street address will to sent to registered students via email several days before class
Los Angeles US

The cute little meringue-like sandwich known as the macaron may seem like a confection that can only be made by professional bakers, but in actuality these little guys are very easy to make at home! In this class you will learn how to make macarons in two different flavors. We will also cover some basic baking skills related to making macarons which can be applied to other baking projects. You will (hopefully) leave class confident in your ability to make macarons any time, whether for a party or gift or just for yourself. And you will leave class with some macarons to take home! **Access: This class location is not accessible by wheelchair or walker. **Supplies Students Need to Bring to Class** Please bring the following, if you have one: - A decent-quality baking sheet - A spatula (not a turning but a pastry spatula) - Your barter item

Bring one of the following:
Bag of coffee
Bottle of wine (Spanish reds, Rose or Sauvignon Blanc preferred)
Rustic/antique plates, bowls or cutlery that would be good for food photography, i.e. graniteware or wood
Seedling of a fruit or other culinary-use tree (like bay laurel)
Wild mushrooms, can be either foraged or cultivated

About the teacher, Rachel Whitener

Rachel is a personal chef and pastry chef from the Midwest. She gardens and does yoga, and aims to one day open a small farm and bed and breakfast.

Introduction to Tarot

7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Have you been curious about the mysteries of the tarot? Have you always wanted to learn to read tarot but felt overwhelmed by memorizing the meanings of the cards? With this fun, interactive introductory class, you will learn the history of tarot, how to choose a deck, how to begin developing your own intuition, and begin interacting and interpreting the cards. You can bring your own tarot deck or purchase one at the workshop. ** Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
12 (or more) roll pack of toilet paper
2 (or more) rolls of 2" wide clear packing tape
24 (or more) bottles of drinking water
8 (or more) roll pack of paper towels
Pack of 25 (or more) clear plastic party cups

About the teacher, Madame Pamita

Madame Pamita is a professional tarot reader and the proprietor of Madame Pamita's Parlour of Wonders in Highland Park. She has been a reader for 30 years and a teacher for more than 20. She loves to empower her students and show them that learning about the tarot can be filled with humor and fun.

Teacher's Home in Pasadena
street address will to sent to registered students via email several days before class
Los Angeles US

We'll go through the basics of Salsa. This will cover the basic step, how to both lead and follow in a partner dance which we'll then use in a turn. From there we can do as much as we have time for. In the basics we can refine what you've already learned, or teach you from the ground up! If you can walk you can dance! -Bring comfortable shoes. You'll be moving in them. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space may be difficult to access by wheelchair or walker.

Bring one of the following:
A good book
A surprise
Groceries/food/produce
Scented candles
Talk to me about taking more classes!
Trade me a class

About the teacher, Jonathan Gordon

I've been dancing since I could walk and teaching since I can remember. I fell in love with Salsa when I first started dancing it 10 years ago, and 5 years later when I found Bachata it was like finding the rhythm my heart beat to. I studied intensely with the S. Korean Bachata champions for 2 years and recently have been dancing, teaching, and performing around LA.

Hand book-binding

1:30p.m. to 4:00p.m.
The design studio of the Skid Row Housing Trust
801 E. 7th Street #104
Los Angeles US

You will learn two simple methods of hand bookbinding and take home two sketchbooks/notebooks made with materials you have around at home. Please bring to class: –about 50 to 100 sheets of copy paper and/or any new or recycled paper (road maps, blueprints, graph paper--any printed paper with light printing--they can be mixed if you prefer), cut to same size –two empty cardboard boxes (cereal box, paper folders, etc.) –one pair of scissors –pencil/pen –cheap paint brush or sponge brush for glue –heavy book –anything with which you might want to personalize the cover of your handmade books We will provide needle, thread, (acid-free) glue, and some paper for inside and outside covers for variety, but if you have them, you are welcomed to bring them. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
2 hours of volunteering at Lamp (www.lampcommunity.org). Sign up at class.
2 hours of volunteering at Our Skid Row (www.ourskidrow.org)
Art books for Lamp Arts Program library (artist monographs, art history, catalogs, on techniques)
New or usable art supplies or musical instruments (for Lamp Arts Program)
One bicycle tune up service or instruction on bicycle maintenance.

About the teacher, Young Mi Chi

I'm a graphic designer and visual artist who enjoys encouraging and empowering people of all ages and backgrounds to engage their creativity through art workshops in the US and the world.

Beeswax Candle Dipping

7:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Learn the art of candle making and create a pair of artisanal hand-dipped beeswax candles. In this class you will not only learn how to make beeswax candles yourself, but will get hands-on experience and take home a pair of tapers you make yourself.

Bring one of the following:
1 lb. 20 mm x 6 mm Collar Wick Tabs for Candles new/unused
1 pound bag of new, unused beeswax pellets
1 pound block of new, unused beeswax
200 ft. roll of #4/0 Square Braid Wicking new/unused
500 ft. roll of #2/0 Square Braid Wicking new/unused

About the teacher, Madame Pamita

Madame Pamita has read tarot cards since the 1980s and has been a teacher since the 1990s. She creates a fun, inclusive and interactive experience that makes learning tarot fun! Her classes are a great way to meet new like-minded friends as you will have lots of opportunities to interact with new people while you play with the tarot.

At the Teacher's Art Studio in Silverlake
Address will be provided upon registration
Silverlake - Los Angeles US

Get fun and funky with modern geometric jewelry accessories! We’ll create itsy bitsy geo gems experimenting with bold color, ombre color and texture techniques. The creative combinations are endless with a definite statement piece to add to any style! Leave your jewel as is or turn it into a necklace (see below). BYOJC: To complete your necklace, please bring a cord large enough to fit around your neck. Cord can be twine, metal, leather etc. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space may be difficult to access by wheelchair or walker.

Bring one of the following:
Any 2 boxes of organic tea
Any Dr. Bronner’s castille soap (16 oz. or larger), lotion or hair care
Any sketchbook, 100 pages or more
Any watercolor pad or notebook, 140lb. or heavier
Bottle of organic wine

About the teacher, Sienne

I am an Illustrator and Art Educator and I love Trade School!

How to Make a Comic

7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Fun fact: comic books are older than book books. Yes indeed, the art of using words and pictures is a whole mess older a human practice than the art of using words and more words. And with the advent of the internet and digital printing, comics are experiencing a renaissance. This lesson will cover an overview of comic history before going through the process of creating short and long form comics. Whether you are a writer or an artist or a renowned doodler of paper margins, this class will lay out a few methodologies for you to join that most ancient of traditions. The Comic. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
Awesome alcohol
Excellent espresso beans
Old books that smell like tombs
Tea leaves, the kind for drinking rather than reading
Tickets to cool live events. June, July, I'm open

About the teacher, Nick Laurrell

I've been a working writer for more than a decade now. Ads, copy, comic books - I've arranged a lot of different words in exchange for money. But I've also commissioned a large number of designers over the years. This has left me with experience in developing constructive creative processes with clients across the board.

Hermon Park
5566 Via Marisol
Los Angeles US

Let's make, "Because it's fun and I love it" your answer to the question, "why do you exercise?" In this class we'll join together and complete a high-energy workout using no equipment other than our own bodyweight. We'll begin class with a short mindfulness exercise to bring the group together. Then we'll get into a 50-minute workout made up of bodyweight strength training exercises and cardio drills. We'll finish with a cool-down and guided stretching, with an opportunity for questions from the group. You'll learn exercises that you can easily repeat later and, after class, you'll receive a handout with fitness tools you can use on your own, along with a copy of the workout we do in class. ****SUPPLIES Students Will Need To Bring To Class: Wear sneakers and workout apparel; Bottle of Water; Yoga Mat (or, if you don't have a yoga mat, bring a towel). Students will be required to sign a waiver & release form at class. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space may be difficult to access by wheelchair or walker.

Bring one of the following:
1 (50 or 100 ct) bag of tea light candles
1 bottle of sauvignon blanc
1 container of cold-pressed coconut oil
3 bottles of sparkling mineral water
A beautiful & unique coffee mug

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and is the program director at STRIDE fitness studio in Pasadena.

Intro into Improv Workshop

6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Top Knot
1583 East Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles US

This class will be a introduction into the world of improvisation. How to think on your feet, be in the moment, and to actively listen to find what's funny. I will explain some brief/basic guidelines and mechanics of improv( like listening, active participation, yes and-ing, and more) and how the skills of improv apply to almost any area of life, you don't have to be an actor or comedian to get the benefits of improv! There will be scenes, games, and just generally being able to laugh at your own self. And that's the point isn't it? To be able to find what's true in a scene or life and see how sometimes it's so absurd and funny, but that is exactly what makes life so fun and enjoyable. Be prepared to go up in front of people and look silly and weird, because that is the point. Don't worry, we will all be silly and weird in front of each other. Be prepared to move around a lot, so stretch, bring water, and comfortable clothes. While there are no rules to improv per say there is one, no judging. We are all here to have fun and learn about a new skill set. This class will be 2.5 hours. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
candles
dish soap/laundry detergent
help with animation/website design (1.5 hours)
moleskin notebooks
or something random that you think a guy who likes improv and comedy would like
potted herb/plant
stuff for a bicycle
whole bean coffee/espresso

About the teacher, John Paliferro

Ive been doing animation for over 2 years now. Self taught. I love comedy and Tom Selleck

Massage - Upper body, seated

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Los Angeles Eco-Village (Urban Soil/Tierra Urbana housing co-op) in Koreatown
117 Bimini Pl #201
Los Angeles US

Participants will learn about Safe Touch and how to effortlessly give and receive simple massage. (clothed and seated in a chair). Participants will be invited to help each other relax as they practice during the class. This instruction is only for personal use. Please bring a pillow or bath towel, and wear soft, comfortable clothing. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space has a staircase with no ramp or escalator

Bring one of the following:
Ace bandage 3, 4 or 6 inch
Benadryl Dye-Free Allergy Relief, Liqui-gels
First Aid Antibiotic Ointment (Neosporin or generic)
Ibprofen
Kaopectate Anti-Diarrheal Reliever Liquid
Medical Bandage Scissors, 5 1/2 Inches
Self-Adhering Athletic Tape / Bandage 2 or 4 inch
Thermometer without mercury
Tweez'em Tweezers: Splinters & Glass Removal

About the teacher, Carol Springer

Carol Springer co-founded Massage & Sensory Education, has been a massage therapist since 1983 and is a retired nurse. She encourages people to use sensory awareness to engage with their self care and specializes in helping people through stressful events, illness and post traumatic recovery. Carol has taught body-centered classes for community enrichment and to massage students. www.ExploringYourSenses.abmp.com

Social Media Marketing Basics

10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Gal Palace
131 S. Rampart Blvd.
Los Angeles US

Are ready to expand your business by using social media, but don’t know where to start? This course on Social Media Marketing will walk you through the basics of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Youtube, and blogging, and how using these tools can benefit your business by attracting new customers, building customer loyalty and increasing brand awareness. In this course, you will learn: • What it means to be a social media marketer • Which social media sites are best for you and your business • What it means to engage and interact on social media • What kind of content works best on each site • How to create a social media content calendar • How to track the success of your social media strategy This class is perfect for small business owners, nonprofits and creatives. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space has a staircase with no ramp or escalator

Bring one of the following:
A good bottle of wine
Best-selling Book on Business, Marketing, or Leadership
Nail polish
Package of 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Paper (65lb), any color
USB Flashdrive, 2GB or more

About the teacher, Brittany Gash

Brittany A. Gash is a Marketing & Public Relations Consultant within the Arts, Entertainment and Nonprofit fields. With 9 years of Marketing & PR experience, her expertise lies in event publicity, social media campaigns, content creation, brand and image management and digital marketing. Her philosophy is that well-planned strategies are the key to not only brand identity but also long-term customer loyalty, increased revenues and community engagement. She is currently working with Towne Street Theatre, the Da Camera Society, Brazilian Nites Productions and the Hollywood Fringe Festival. She received her MBA from the University of Maryland and Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Cal State, Northridge. She has also been an Arts & Entertainment Reporter for the online news source Examiner.com, since 2009.

HM157
3110 N. Broadway
Lincoln Heights US

It's all about keeping current; organizing for who you are today. Everything has energy. What items do you choose to keep around you? Do they represent and support all of you? What are you ready to release and what would you like to invite in? From your clothes and style, to photos and memories, to food, health, and even people. In this workshop, we'll explore the practical aspects of home, work and life organization, while also delving into the energetic and spiritual aspects of it. ***Supplies students need to bring: Option - you're welcome to bring photos of your space that needs organizing.

Bring one of the following:
A creative coaching session (or just your feedback!) regarding some new performance art/work I'm creating...
Cute socks. I esp. love tall ones
Flowers or plants
Food! Preferably healthy. Maybe we can even share in class.
Red wine

About the teacher, Ashley of Creatively Neat

I've been organizing for years and really love making a difference in this way. I'm also an activist, artist, musician and never get bored! <3 www.creativelyneat.com

Be Your Own Life Coach

6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Top Knot
1583 East Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles US

- Description: There is no "one size fits all" approach to personal coaching (at least there shouldn't be). Instead of giving you a list of things to do or a program to follow, this class will provide you with a deeper understanding of your current behavior, values, and desires. You'll also learn various techniques to help you overcome blocks and negative behaviors so that you may live the life you want. Topics covered will include: Human Needs Psychology, how to identify, break, and build a habit, and research findings on the science of happiness. This class is for anyone who: *Is not doing what they say they want to do.* *Is frustrated with a pattern of thought or behavior they can't seem to break.* *Has been living with the same problem for too long.* *Wants to better understand someone in his or her life.* *Is interested in human behavior.* ***Supplies Students Need To Bring to Class: A pen / pencil and paper*** **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
A copy of a book that influenced your life
A vegetable or herb plant
CD you like from an "under the radar" musician / band
Dog grooming lesson
Tips / Instructions for planting a garden in my yard

About the teacher, Patrick Devine

Patrick Devine is a writer, teacher, and strategic intervention coach.

Everyday Mindfulness Meditation

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Elysian Park
835 Academy Road (exact location will be emailed to students prior to class)
Los Angeles US

Come and learn an everyday practice that improves overall health and well-being to calm the mind, relax the body, and rejuvenate the spirit. In this class we will practice three meditation techniques that have been used over the centuries that include sitting, walking, and eating meditations. All of these things you already do in your day-to-day life. Come to practice and enjoy with us a more intentional and loving way to be present with these activities and yourself. No previous experience or special supplies necessary. Supplies: Comfortable walking shoes & clothing Chair, cushion, mat, or anything else that you feel comfortable sitting on An open heart and mind **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space may be difficult to access by wheelchair or walker.

Bring one of the following:
Books on herbology
Natural cord for macrame (hemp or cotton)
Natural fabric (linen, hemp, cotton, wool, etc.)
Organic herbal tea
Organic nut or fruit flower (almond, coconut, etc.)
Wool yarn

About the teacher, Raquel Trinidad

Raquel has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 2006. Greatly enriched by the practice, she wants to share her love for mindfulness with others. She is an avid cyclist, gardener, reader, and overall curious person.

Sevillanas (Flamenco dance)

5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Home in Echo Park, near Echo Lake
street address will to sent to registered students via email several days before class
Echo Park US

Learn this beautiful festive dance that originated in Southern Spain. Sevillanas can be danced by couples of all ages and sexes, groups of people, or performed alone. It can be sensual, dramatic, fast, slow, playful and more! It is comprised of 4 sections (called Coplas). In the class, students will learn the basics of the First Copla. We will begin the class with a Flamenco warm up and spend the last 15 minutes of class enjoying a JUERGA (dancing freely!!). Don't worry - it's fun and everyone can do it! **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space has a staircase with no ramp or escalator

Bring one of the following:
100% Gardenia Essential Oil
100% Lavender Essential Oil
100% Tea Tree Essential Oil
box of Washing Soda
Candles
Dark Coffee (no Columbian or Medium roast please)
fresh sage for burning
incense (any type or scent)
one box of Borax
one gallon of WHITE vinegar
wine (your choice)

About the teacher, Lucy Vargas

I’ve been dancing Flamenco for about 20 years and I enjoy sharing my love of this beautiful, passionate dance form! I've spent the past two decades dancing, acting and teaching in the Los Angeles area. I live in Echo Park with my husband and two daughters. Most recently, we spent a glorious two months in Switzerland!!!

The Whole Place at the First Christian Church of Whittier, 6355 Greenleaf Ave. Lower Level, Whittier
First Christian Church of Whittier - 6355 Greenleaf Ave. (Lower Level)
Whittier US

For the beginning dairy enthusiast - learn how to preserve milk by making yogurt. This workshop covers the basics of dairy preservation and offers you a chance to get to know the Master Food Preservers program. This is the first in a series of monthly east-side food preservation workshops with the UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver (MFP) program, hosted by the Whittier Time Bank and presented in partnership with Trade School LA. The UCCE MFP program certifies participants in canning, pressure canning, freezing, drying, and fermenting. Certified MFPs donate their time to teach food preservation workshops -- like this one. The Whittier Time Bank helps people build and share their skills in support of neighborliness, community self-reliance, and earth justice. The time bank's partnership with UCCE MFP is made possible in a kitchen provided by The Whole Place at First Christian Church. The class is available for Time Dollars or barter options (see below). The UCCE Master Food Preservers will hold a workshop at The Whole Place kitchen on the 4th Sunday of each month (excepting November and December). Each workshop will address a different food preservation topic.

Bring one of the following:
Assist the Whittier Time Bank with workshop hosting/cleanup.
Assist the Whittier Time Bank with workshop setup/hosting..
Fill out an evaluation survey after the workshop.
Pay the time bank in Time Dollars. To open a time bank account, call (562) 457-0626.
Post your photo and our caption on social media after the workshop (FB, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Pinterest).

About the teacher, jollen gibbs

Jollen Gibbs, a founding member of the Whittier Time Bank, owns Barley's Farm, a chicken and goat farm on two acres in La Habra Heights. She is a certified Master Food Preserver and Master Gardener.

Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

Want to teach a Trade School class? That's great. We would love to have you. All teachers need to attend an orientation session before submitting their class to TSLA. You only need to attend orientation once - if you'd like to teach in future semesters, you won't need to attend again. Whether you know you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips and best-practices for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home.

Bring one of the following:
A snack or beverage to share with the group
A surprise
Email 5 friends and tell them about Trade School LA (CC us - tradeschoolla@gmail.com)
Tweet about Trade School LA (link to @tradeschoolLA)
Write a Facebook post about Trade School LA to share with your network (tag us!)

About the teacher, Los Angeles

Together, Leanne & Dylan make up TSLA's Teacher Outreach team. Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and has taught a number of classes, including "Create Your Own Trail Workout" and "Tips for Teaching." Dylan is one of TSLA's first teachers & volunteers and has taught "Introduction to Sitting Meditation", a class on Guy DeBord and psychogeography called "My Mind is Running!" and a follow-up to the psychogeography class called "Let's Drift!"

Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

Want to teach a Trade School class? That's great. We would love to have you. All teachers need to attend an orientation session before submitting their class to TSLA. You only need to attend orientation once - if you'd like to teach in future semesters, you won't need to attend again. Whether you know you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips and best-practices for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home.

Bring one of the following:
A snack or beverage to share with the group
A surprise
Email 5 friends and tell them about Trade School LA (CC us - tradeschoolla@gmail.com)
Tweet about Trade School LA (link to @tradeschoolLA)
Write a Facebook post about Trade School LA to share with your network (tag us!)

About the teacher, Los Angeles

Together, Leanne & Dylan make up TSLA's Teacher Outreach team. Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and has taught a number of classes, including "Create Your Own Trail Workout" and "Tips for Teaching." Dylan is one of TSLA's first teachers & volunteers and has taught "Introduction to Sitting Meditation", a class on Guy DeBord and psychogeography called "My Mind is Running!" and a follow-up to the psychogeography class called "Let's Drift!"

The Whole Place at the First Christian Church of Whittier, 6355 Greenleaf Ave. Lower Level, Whittier
First Christian Church of Whittier - 6355 Greenleaf Ave. (Lower Level)
Whittier US

Trade School LA is now running classes in Whittier, CA. This orientation will be for anyone interested in teaching classes in Whittier at The Whole Place located at First Christian Church of Whittier on Greenleaf Ave. Want to teach a Trade School class? That's great. We would love to have you. All teachers need to attend an orientation session before submitting their class to TSLA. You only need to attend orientation once - if you'd like to teach in future semesters, you won't need to attend again. Whether you know you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips and best-practices for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community.

Bring one of the following:
A snack or beverage to share with the group
A surprise
Email 5 friends and tell them about Trade School LA (CC us - tradeschoolla@gmail.com)
Tweet about Trade School LA (link to @tradeschoolLA)
Write a Facebook post about Trade School LA to share with your network (tag us!)

About the teacher, Los Angeles

Together, Leanne & Dylan make up TSLA's Teacher Outreach team. Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and has taught a number of classes, including "Create Your Own Trail Workout" and "Tips for Teaching." Dylan is one of TSLA's first teachers & volunteers and has taught "Introduction to Sitting Meditation", a class on Guy DeBord and psychogeography called "My Mind is Running!" and a follow-up to the psychogeography class called "Let's Drift!"

The Whole Place at the First Christian Church of Whittier, 6355 Greenleaf Ave. Lower Level, Whittier
First Christian Church of Whittier - 6355 Greenleaf Ave. (Lower Level)
Whittier US

Learn how to make quick pickles -- okra and sauerkraut -- on May 24 in Uptown Whittier. Learn to pickle summer's first tender okra in a spicy brine, and make classic old-world sauerkraut from fresh cabbage. This workshop covers the basics of pickling (both fermenting and quick pickles) and waterbath canning. The workshop is the second in a series of monthly east-side food preservation workshops with the UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver (MFP) program, hosted by the Whittier Time Bank and presented in partnership with Trade School LA. The UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver (MFP) program certifies participants in canning, pressure canning, freezing, drying, and fermenting. Certified MFPs donate their time to teach food preservation workshops -- like this one. This inaugural workshop covers the basics of quick pickling and offers you a chance to get to know the Master Food Preservers program. The Whittier Time Bank helps people build and share their skills in support of neighborliness, community self-reliance, and earth justice. The time bank's partnership with UCCE MFP is made possible in a kitchen provided by The Whole Place at First Christian Church. The workshop is available for Time Dollars or barter options (see barter items below). The UCCE Master Food Preservers will hold a workshop at The Whole Place kitchen on the 4th Sunday of each month (excepting November and December). Each workshop will address a different food preservation topic.

Bring one of the following:
Assist the Whittier Time Bank with workshop hosting/cleanup.
Assist the Whittier Time Bank with workshop setup/hosting.
Fill out an evaluation survey after the workshop.
Pay the time bank in Time Dollars. To open a time bank account, call (562) 457-0626.
Post your photo and our caption on social media after the workshop (FB, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Pinterest).

About the teacher, Ernest Miller

This food preservation workshop is presented by chef and food historian Ernest Miller, a certified Master Food Preserver with expertise in canning, pressure canning, freezing, drying, and fermenting. Miller is proprietor of Rancho La Merced Provisions, and is a co-chair and Food Preservation Advisor with Slow Food Los Angeles. The Whittier Time Bank helps people build and share their skills in support of neighborliness, community self-reliance, and earth justice. The time bank's partnership with Slow Food Los Angeles is made possible in a kitchen provided by The Whole Place at First Christian Church. The workshop is available for Time Dollars or barter options (see barter items above).

Story Telling

7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Story Telling. We all have stories inside of us that define us, shed light, make us laugh, help shape who we are and who we want to be. What's yours? The power and truth of personal stories destroys the lie that we are just another cog in the wheel... Storytellers can empower our moral imagination to envision how the world could work better. In other words, they help us mediate between the ideal and the real by cultivating the right balance of critical thinking and hope. Truth and falsehood belong to this mediation, but it is guided primarily by what we are made to believe is real, what we stand for. The art of storytelling erases the boundaries between storyteller and audience, enabling both to connect through commonalities, hopes, dreams and fears. Whether it be a humorous memory of childhood or a life changing moment, the stories we share connect us as people. Join Me (Christopher Rivas) as I help you discover and craft your story in a fun, supportive environment. Storytelling is not just for the performers. There is no experience necessary, you already have every thing you need to tell a story - You are alive, you have lived. If you're afraid of getting up in front of people, so are most of us, challenge yourself, and I help you get there without judgment. *Supplies you'll need for class: paper & writing utensil* If you want to get an idea of what we'll be doing check out some of my work: https://vimeo.com/96426086 https://vimeo.com/124235857

Bring one of the following:
Delicious Coffee Beans or Coffee Related Things
Organic Nut Butter
Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free Plane Snacks (Flying the next day)
Something You Love. Surprise Me.
Tea(s)

About the teacher, Christopher Rivas

I'm an actor, poet, and championship storyteller. I believe storytelling is medicine. Until recently the Griot (storyteller) was the most revered position in the community, they enchanted, warned, invited, tantalized, motivated, relaxed, inspired... I aspire to do all that!

Beeswax Candle Dipping

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Learn the art of candle making and create a pair of artisanal hand-dipped beeswax candles. In this class you will not only learn how to make beeswax candles yourself, but will get hands-on experience and take home a pair of tapers you make yourself.

Bring one of the following:
1 lb. 20 mm x 6 mm Collar Wick Tabs for Candles new/unused
1 new/unused ream of 8.5" x 11" printer paper
1 pound bag of new, unused beeswax pellets (available at Michael's and Joann)
1 pound block of new, unused beeswax (available at Michael's and Joann)
200 ft. roll of #4/0 Square Braid Wicking new/unused
500 ft. roll of #2/0 Square Braid Wicking new/unused

About the teacher, Madame Pamita

Madame Pamita has read tarot cards since the 1980s and has been a teacher since the 1990s. She creates a fun, inclusive and interactive experience that makes learning tarot fun! Her classes are a great way to meet new like-minded friends as you will have lots of opportunities to interact with new people while you play with the tarot.

Hand Lettering Workshop

7:00p.m. to 10:30p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Todays technology advances rapidly, meaning, analogue techniques are less and less common. The excess of technology has created a demand for more traditional lettering forms: freehand typography and calligraphy. In this Workshop we will review the basics of Typography, Lettering techniques and the Basic Calligraphy tools. We will go over some vocabulary and learn the importance of different aspects in lettering. Participants will leave the class with both their own Hand Lettering and Calligraphy piece. All levels of experience welcome! Bring any drawing supplies you have at home: brush pens, chisel tip markers, rulers, erasers, etc.

Bring one of the following:
Copic Markers.
Molotow Markers.
Montana Spray Cans.
Posca Markers.
Stretched Canvas (at least 16x20 in).

About the teacher, bryan choapa

Bryan Choapa is a Chilean self taught Lettering and Graphic Artist who recently moved to Los Angeles. His practice includes Hand Lettering, Calligraphy, Sign Painting and Graffiti.

Introduction to Tarot

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Have you been curious about the mysteries of the tarot? Have you always wanted to learn to read tarot but felt overwhelmed by memorizing the meanings of the cards? With this fun, interactive introductory class, you will learn the history of tarot, how to choose a deck, how to begin developing your own intuition, and begin interacting and interpreting the cards. You can bring your own tarot deck or purchase one at the workshop. ** Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
1 new/unused ream of 8.5" x 11" printer paper
2 (or more) rolls of 2" wide clear packing tape
24 (or more) bottles of drinking water
8 (or more) roll pack of paper towels

About the teacher, Madame Pamita

Madame Pamita has read tarot cards since the 1980s and has been a teacher since the 1990s. She creates a fun, inclusive and interactive experience that makes learning tarot fun! Her classes are a great way to meet new like-minded friends as you will have lots of opportunities to interact with new people while you play with the tarot.

The Whole Place at the First Christian Church of Whittier, 6355 Greenleaf Ave. Lower Level, Whittier
First Christian Church of Whittier - 6355 Greenleaf Ave. (Lower Level)
Whittier US

You are invited to a Whole Place at First Christian Church event, with guest instructors from Slow Food Los Angeles, hosted by Whittier Time Bank and Trade School Los Angeles. Learn how to make old-fashioned strawberry jam and strawberry sauce in this workshop taught by chef and food historian Ernest Miller. This promises to be a riveting experience. Come learn why strawberry jam foams and what to do about it. The workshop concludes with whipped cream making to serve with angel food cake and strawberry sauce for the class. The Whole Place at First Christian Church will hold food preservation workshops with guest instructors from Slow Food Los Angeles on the 4th Sunday of each month.

Bring one of the following:
Arrive one hour early to help with workshop setup and manage sign-in sheet
Pay three Time Dollars (to join a time bank, contact Stan Call at 562-457-0626)
Photograph the workshop using a real camera (for our marketing purposes)
Photograph the workshop with a phone camera and share on social media
Stay one hour late to help with workshop cleanup (use church kitchen checklist)

About the teacher, Ernest Miller

This food preservation workshop is presented by chef and food historian Ernest Miller, a certified Master Food Preserver with expertise in canning, pressure canning, freezing, drying, and fermenting. Miller is proprietor of Rancho La Merced Provisions, and is a co-chair and Food Preservation Advisor with Slow Food Los Angeles. The Whittier Time Bank helps people build and share their skills in support of neighborliness, community self-reliance, and earth justice. The time bank's partnership with Slow Food Los Angeles is made possible in a kitchen provided by The Whole Place at First Christian Church. The workshop is available for Time Dollars or barter options (see barter items above).

Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Making stuff is tough. From contracting to planning to editing, when it comes to designing and creating materials, life can get tough. This course is about a few best practices from both sides of the coin: 1. How to develop the right scope of work 2. How to structure contracting 3. How to develop a good creative brief 4. How to give and receive critique 5. How to finish

Bring one of the following:
Any sort of meat jerky
Awesome alcohol
Fresh vegetables and fruit
Old books
Olive oils or vinegars

About the teacher, Nick Laurrell

I've been a working writer for more than a decade now. Ads, copy, comic books - I've arranged a lot of different words in exchange for money. But I've also commissioned a large number of designers over the years. This has left me with experience in developing constructive creative processes with clients across the board.

Massage, Upper body, Seated

4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Los Angeles Eco-Village (Urban Soil/Tierra Urbana housing co-op) in Koreatown
117 Bimini Pl #201
Los Angeles US

: Participants will learn about Safe Touch and how to effortlessly give and receive simple massage. (clothed and seated in a chair). Participants will be invited to help each other relax as they practice during the class. This instruction is only for personal use. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This class may be outdoors or in ground level lobby. Outdoors has wood-chip mulch. No w/c accessible bathroom. ***Supplies students need to bring:Please bring a pillow or bath towel, and wear soft, comfortable clothing.

Bring one of the following:
Help to introduce workshops: Exploring Your Senses children's activities to educators & parent groups
Help to network: Return to Your Senses (see websites)
Medical Bandage Scissors, 5 1/2 Inches
Thermometer without mercury
Tweez'em Tweezers: Splinters & Glass Removal

About the teacher, Carol Springer

Carol Springer co-founded Massage & Sensory Education, has been a massage therapist since 1983 and is a retired nurse. She encourages people to use sensory awareness to engage with their self care and specializes in helping people through stressful events, illness and post traumatic recovery. Carol has taught body-centered classes for community enrichment and to massage students. www.ExploringYourSenses.abmp.com

Figure Drawing 101

7:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Karen's House in Echo Park
165 N Toluca St
Los Angeles US

Class will cover basic instruction and techniques, followed by plenty of practice with a live model. This class will feature a clothed/costumed figure model. We'll practice with timed poses ranging from 1-30 minute poses. . ///// SUPPLIES: YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN SKETCH PAD (The bigger the better, I recommend 18x24 or larger. I recommend newsprint because it's cheap and great for quick sketches. You can get it at any art supplies store). Bring any drawing materials you may have such as vine charcoal, graphite pencils, pens, markers, pastels, crayons, oil pastels, colored pencils, paints (and brushes, if you promise not to make a mess). Teacher will have a variety of extra drawing materials on hand for you to borrow. ///// Location Accesibility: This location is accessible by walker but is not equipped with a ramp for wheelchairs.

Bring one of the following:
A cool bowl or plate (garage sale/goodwill gem)
A cool pot for a medium/large house plant
A tree seedling
Bag of coffee beans
Christmas lights
Loaf of homemade (or bakery) bread
Something made by you or someone you know
Surprise Me!

About the teacher, Karen Stasevich

I'm a policy analyst from Michigan. I came to LA for the weather and the adventures. I like backpacking, drawing, and learning how to do/make things. I also host a bi-monthly figure drawing workshop.

Teacher Orientation

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

Are you interested in teaching a class through Trade School LA? We would love to have you! Whether you know you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us for orientation. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home. Teachers only need to attend orientation once in order to teach in any future semesters.

Bring one of the following:
1 indoor house plant
1 ream of 8.5x11 paper
A snack to share with the group (enough for 10)
email 5 friends who don't know about TSLA and tell them about it (CC TradeSchoolLA@gmail.com on the email)
package of votive candles

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and is the program director at STRIDE fitness studio in Pasadena.

Become a Creative Community Fellow

9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
The Whole Place at the First Christian Church of Whittier, 6355 Greenleaf Ave. Lower Level, Whittier
First Christian Church of Whittier - 6355 Greenleaf Ave. (Lower Level)
Whittier US

Megan Hobza and Nathalie Sánchez are two of 50 community change agents across the nation to be honored as National Arts Strategies 2015 Creative Community Fellows. In this workshop, learn how you can join them on their journey. You’ll learn how to access a community of support and share resources with fellow arts and culture change-makers, as well as how to access and use the Creative Community Fellows program curriculum, which is made free and available to all by National Arts Strategies. You’ll also learn how to apply to be a Creative Community Fellow in the next cohort and gain access to mentors, who will train you to pitch your place-making project to major funders, then set up interviews with those funders. Finally, learn about local place-making projects -- Megan’s in Whittier and Nathalie’s in Lincoln Heights -- and how your organization can collaborate with theirs. The Creative Community Fellows program was established by National Arts Strategies in 2014 through collaboration and support from The Kresge Foundation, University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy & Practice and The Center for Social Impact Strategy, ArtPlace America and RocketHub. The program awards Fellowships to a unique community of innovators — artists, activists, community organizers, administrators and entrepreneurs working as change-makers in their communities — committed to using arts and culture to design solutions for community problems. Led by experts and world-renowned thought leaders in social innovation, design thinking, and creative placemaking, Fellows gain the tools, skills and networks to fuel their visions for community change and activate the ideas that will transform their communities. http://www.artstrategies.org/

Bring one of the following:
Art supplies or tools you no longer need
Backyard fruit or any garden harvest -- as much as you can bring, we’ll use it!
Bring a healthy snack to share with the group
Photograph the workshop using a real camera (for our marketing materials)
Three Time Dollars (become a Time Bank member; call Stan at (562) 457-0626)

About the teacher, Megan Hobza

Megan Hobza founded and directs the Whittier Time Bank, which facilitates skill-sharing and skill-building to promote reciprocity and community self-reliance. She is a regional director for Catalyst Network of Communities, providing oversight for the time bank as well as the Make Space: Free Store & Artisan Work Lab project. This placemaking project is the subject of her work under the Creative Community Fellowship. For more about the project, visit http://whittierfreestore.org/. She is a board member of The Whole Place at First Christian Church and the Whittier Area Environmental Coalition. As editor of the weekly Sustainable Whittier community events newsletter, she has created access to local news for over 1,000 subscribers. Her background in community change-making includes founding roles in the Altadena Urban Farmers Market, Strub Avenue Urban Farm, and the Urban Dinner Socials pop-up locavore vegan gastropub. Hobza's professional background is in grants consulting. She has a B.A. in English and a Masters in Business Administration. Nathalie Sánchez received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Studio Arts with an emphasis in education from Loyola Marymount University. In 2010, Sánchez graduated from Otis College of Art and Design with a Master of Fine Arts in Public Practice. Combining her passion for socially conscious enriching work, and participatory engagement through critical conversation, multi-media installation, and event production, she has developed an art practice based on and in the public realm. She continues to enrich her fine art practice through a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, calligraphy, engraving on glass, sgraffito on pottery, and ceramic sculpture. She has developed and implemented comprehensive, thematic visual arts curriculum for over seven years, through a variety of service-learning art programs and arts education non-profit organizations throughout Los Angeles. Currently, she works for P.S. Arts, arts education non-profit, as a Visual Arts Teaching Artist at a Camino Nuevo Charter Academy elementary and middle school. Last year, Sánchez was featured in The Huffington Post for her work in arts education. Sánchez is a co-founder of Ceramics Studio 153, co-founder of L.A.undry, a “pop-up” art gallery, and founding member of Phoenix Artisans, a Los Angeles based artist network. She lives in Whittier and works in Los Angeles.

Sculpture Workshop

10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
The Whole Place at the First Christian Church of Whittier, 6355 Greenleaf Ave. Lower Level, Whittier
First Christian Church of Whittier - 6355 Greenleaf Ave. (Lower Level)
Whittier US

You will learn how to use Rigid Wrap plaster/gauze and water with tinfoil and recyclables to create quick-drying sculptures. We will break for lunch to let sculptures dry. After lunch, we’ll paint the sculptures with acrylic paint. Students should bring: Rigid Wrap (available at craft stores), tinfoil, acrylic paints (we’ll all share) and paint brushes (we’ll have some extras). Also, please bring your own lunch -- or a dish to share potluck-style.

Bring one of the following:
Help with cleanup
Home made cookies
Laptop computer
Size 7 or 7.5 flip flops
Size XS or S adult t-shirts or jackets (they should be awesome)
Surprise awesome stuff
The Walking Dead or American Horror Story stuff

About the teacher, Clare Michelle Call

Clare Michelle Call is a 7th grader at Rancho Starbuck Middle School. She has been an invited speaker at The California Endowment for her leadership role in the Whittier Time Bank’s Summer Leadership Program and her team’s Imagination Factory open mic talent show, potluck, and sharing event. She previously organized an open mic event at the Build a House in a Day workshop in Reno, Nevada. Her skills in Rigid Wrap sculpture were developed at Jordan Elementary School. Clare is awesome. “I am a robot and robots cannot get offended” --Kanye West (Its ok I dont like Kanye West but he is funny) - Clare

Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

Are you interested in teaching a class through Trade School LA? We would love to have you! Whether you know you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us for orientation. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home. Teachers only need to attend orientation once in order to teach in any future semesters.

Bring one of the following:
1 bottle of pure essential oil
1 ream of 8.5x11 paper
A snack to share with the group (enough for 10)
email 5 friends who don't know about TSLA and tell them about it (CC TradeSchoolLA@gmail.com on the email)
package of votive candles

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and is the program director at STRIDE fitness studio in Pasadena.

Democracy at School

6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
The Whole Place at the First Christian Church of Whittier, 6355 Greenleaf Ave. Lower Level, Whittier
First Christian Church of Whittier - 6355 Greenleaf Ave. (Lower Level)
Whittier US

Come for a potluck dinner and informal conversation at 6, followed by a discussion with Village Sudbury School Director Stan Call and Sudbury Valley School alumna Maia LaPerle. We will present an overview of the Sudbury model of democratic education and research that supports this model, hear what it was like to be a Sudbury student, and discuss how you can get involved, with plenty of Q+A in between. The workshop will conclude with a visioning tour of the future school site.

Bring one of the following:
Help with cleanup
Laptop or tablet computer
Pre-Register your child for our school
Refer 5 friends in the Whittier area with school-age children
Vegan food for potluck

About the teacher, Stan Call

School founder Stan Call has been teaching social studies in public schools since 2000, and completed graduate research in democratic education in 2008. His course at Antioch University, entitled “Rethinking Secondary Education” challenged M.A. candidates to consider the ends, not just the means, of education, and to be more aware of the hidden curriculum of school. He has been a community leader in Whittier since 1998, when he founded the city's first community garden. Today Call serves on steering committee of the Whittier Time Bank, acting as membership coordinator and dishwasher. He also serves on the board of The Whole Place at First Christian Church and the steering committee of the Whittier Area Environmental Coalition. Call is currently developing a core group of parents and community members to establish a democratic school in his hometown of Whittier.

Social Media Marketing Basics

7:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Are ready to expand your business by using social media but don’t know where to start? This course on Social Media Marketing will walk you through the basics of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Youtube, and blogging and how using these tools can benefit your business by attracting new customers, building customer loyalty and increasing brand awareness. In this course, you will learn: - What it means to be a social media marketer - Which social media sites are best for you and your business - What it means to engage and interact on social media - What kind of content works best on each site - How to create a social media content calendar - How to track the success of your social media strategy This class is perfect for small business owners, nonprofits, artists and creatives.

Bring one of the following:
2 bottles of Nail Polish
A Good Bottle of Wine
Package of 2-Pocket Folders without Fasteners (Black or White preferred)
Package of 8.5 x 11 Printer Paper, White
USB Flashdrive, 8GB or more

About the teacher, Brittany Gash

Brittany A. Gash is a Marketing & Public Relations Consultant within the Arts, Entertainment and Nonprofit fields. With 9 years of Marketing & PR experience, her expertise lies in event publicity, social media campaigns, content creation, brand and image management and digital marketing. Her philosophy is that well-planned strategies are the key to not only brand identity but also long-term customer loyalty, increased revenues and community engagement. She is currently working with Towne Street Theatre, the Da Camera Society, Brazilian Nites Productions and the Hollywood Fringe Festival. She received her MBA from the University of Maryland and Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Cal State, Northridge. She has also been an Arts & Entertainment Reporter for the online news source Examiner.com, since 2009.

Prototype Your Idea Without Code

3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Simon Residence
5605 Aldama Street
Los Angeles US

Everybody has good ideas, and maybe one of them can be the next million-dollar website or mobile app. However, many people never experiment with their ideas because they assume they need to code or hire a programmer. That’s where prototyping comes in. Prototyping is a fast, cheap and easy-to-learn process that can help you evaluate if your idea has legs. In this workshop, we’ll cover the why and how of prototyping. Bring an idea you have for a website or app, and we will walk through a process to quickly prototype and test your idea. Please bring a notebook and pen we will be sketching our ideas out on paper. (Optional, but ideal: bring a laptop with WiFi connection so that we can play with free online prototyping tools.) Wheelchair / Walker access: there is a small staircase of 4 steps to enter house.

Bring one of the following:
Candles
Gum
Plasticware (cups, plates)
Sticker Nametags ("Hello, My Name is ____")
Tea (bagged or looseleaf OK!)

About the teacher, Oz

Hello, TradeSchool friends! I'm Oz, a User Experiencce Designer based out of Downtown LA. As someone who transitioned into the digital design industry, I understand how hard it is to "get" design, thus I enjoy blogging about my learnings on UXBeginner.com If you have any questions about UX or design in general, holler at me.

Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

We want YOU to teach a class through Trade School LA! Whether you already have a class you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us for orientation. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home. Teachers only need to attend orientation once in order to teach in any future semesters in any of our locations (LA, Whittier or Long Beach.) *Accessibility: This class is located on the 2nd floor of an apartment building. There is no elevator on site.

Bring one of the following:
A large whiteboard
A snack or beverage to share with the group
A surprise!
Candle
Email 10 friends about TSLA (cc us on the email)

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and is the program director at STRIDE fitness studio in Pasadena.

Teacher Orientation

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Residence in East Long Beach
Address will be emailed to registered students before class.
Long Beach US

We want YOU to teach a class through Trade School LB! Whether you already have a class you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us for orientation. You'll get a brief history of how Trade School started and why we are starting a chapter in Long Beach. We'll cover tips for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. This orientation will be held in Shawna's home. Teachers only need to attend orientation once in order to teach in any future semesters in any of our locations (LA, Whittier or Long Beach.) *Accessibility: This class is located on the in a house with several steps up to the door. There is no elevator on site.

Bring one of the following:
A snack or beverage to share with the group
A surprise!
Email 5 friends and tell them about Trade School LB (CC us - tradeschoollb@gmail.com)
Loose leaf tea
Post a photo on Instagram about Trade School LB (@tradeschoolLB)

About the teacher, Shawna Berk

Shawna is the founder of TSLB. See you at the party!

Social Sketch 101 (Long Beach)

6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Residence in East Long Beach
Address will be emailed to registered students before class.
Long Beach US

Is doodling art? Does scribbling have an effect on the brain? YES and more! Join us for an evening of SOCIAL SKETCHING: how doodling, scribbling, and sketching encourage creativity and brain power. Since it is a social, we'll be creating art (and maybe crap :) together through group challenges, collaboration, games and more. No art experience is required- bring your imagination and any art, craft and color tools to the sketch party!!!

Bring one of the following:
Any 2 boxes of organic tea
Any Dr. Bronner’s castille soap (16 oz. or larger), lotion or hair care
Any sketchbook, 100 pages or more
Any watercolor pad or notebook, 140lb. or heavier
Bottle of organic wine

About the teacher, Sienne

I am an Illustrator and Art Educator and I love Trade School!

Basics of Mending (Long Beach)

11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Teachers Association of Long Beach
4362 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach 90807 US

Did a button pop off of your favorite shirt? Do you have dress slacks that need to be hemmed? Come to the Basics of Mending to learn some tips and tricks to fix these problems. We will also talk about how to get the most out of your clothes and how to make them last. Bring your shirts that need buttons sewn and your nice slacks that need hand hemming and I will teach you fast ways to mend them. If you already know how to sew this event will be great for you because you can sew with new friends. And everything is better with friends. What to bring: Your shirts that need buttons, the buttons, fancy pants (the kind that need a hand done hem) to hem

Bring one of the following:
buttons
cool picture frames, no glass needed
fusible interfacing
snack to share
wood embroidery hoops

About the teacher, Joan Goodspeed

Joan Goodspeed is a costume shop manager by trade and an avid thrifty/vintage crafter. She is the host of Break + Remake, a YouTube tutorial show. Use what’s around!

Water Kefir 101

4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Teacher's Home in Highland Park
Address will be emailed to registered students before class. Class is located near El Paso and Ave 50
Los Angeles US

This will be a fun and interesting class where we will learn how to make water kefir and the benefits of drinking water kefir. You will need one thing for this class, a glass jar. Any glass jar will do and doesn't necessarily need to have a lid, but for transportation purposes you may want one. I will provide the water, sugar, kefir grains, cloth and rubber bands needed for this adventure. Everyone will get to try water kefir I have made, as well as leave with 1-2 cups of kefir which we will prepare together and you will get to take kefir grains home and watch them grow! :) **This is a non-dairy kefir **Accessibility: This will be held at my house which unfortunately is not wheel chair accessible as there are stairs that lead to backyard.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Bakers twine
Extra picture frames
Organic produce
Plastic measuring spoons, they don't need to match

About the teacher, Juliana Woodruff

I am from the Los Angeles area and currently live in Highland Park. I enjoy being outside, reading, writing, and music.. the usual suspects. I like traveling, meeting new people, and trying new things.. This reads like a very generic "about me" section, but I can assure I am not generic.. :)

Residence in Rose Park Neighborhood
Address will be emailed to registered students before class.
Long Beach US

Meditation can help alleviate anxiety, stress and sleep disorders amongst many other woes! We will be exploring different modalities of the ancient art of Meditation. Reviewing simple methods anyone can incorporate, no matter how busy their lives are, and practical ways in which you can make this practice a vital ally in your day to day. There will be a short meditation to initiate us into this beautiful practice. See you there!

Bring one of the following:
ethnic awesome jewelry/throws
Indoor hanging plants
mason jars
new comfy white queen fitted sheet
outdoor potted plants
pretty yarn, lace ribbon

About the teacher, Anabel Vizcarra

Enthusiast and champion of healthy, wholesome living and self-exploration. Anabel is a devotee of the Path of Love, Truth and Wisdom who is weaving ancient wisdom and new science in a practical and applicable way for the modern world. Background in Ayurveda, Womb Shamanism/ Feminine Mysteries and Gene Key Wisdom/Epigenetics.

Intro to Salsa

7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Teacher's Home in Pasadena
street address will to sent to registered students via email several days before class
Los Angeles US

We'll go through the basics of Salsa. This will cover the basic step, how to both lead and follow in a partner dance which we'll then use in a turn. From there we can do as much as we have time for. In the basics we can refine what you've already learned, or teach you from the ground up! If you can walk you can dance! -Bring comfortable shoes. You'll be moving in them. **Accessibility: Due to stairs at the entrance, this classroom space may be difficult to access by wheelchair or walker.

Bring one of the following:
A good book
Candles (not in containers)
Groceries/food/produce
Sign up for one of my regular classes
Trade a class

About the teacher, Jonathan Gordon

I've been dancing since I could walk and teaching since I can remember. I fell in love with Salsa when I first started dancing it 10 years ago, and 5 years later when I found Bachata it was like finding the rhythm my heart beat to. I studied intensely with the S. Korean Bachata champions for 2 years and recently have been dancing, teaching, and performing around LA.

Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

You may have heard of the Law of Attraction, The Secret or the Power of Positive Thinking, but what are the concrete things that you can do to open up the life of your dreams? Come to this fun interactive workshop where you'll learn how to create a gratitude journal, assemble a vision board, use guided meditations and other techniques to bring in love, success and prosperity and make your life the best adventure ever! You do not need to have prior spiritual experience and all spiritual paths are welcome. *Accessibility: This classroom is accessible by wheelchair and walker.

Bring one of the following:
1 natural hand soap (Trader Joe's, Mrs. Meyers, Method, or comparable)
1 ream of white paper
2 new rolls of clear packing tape
24 bottles of drinking water
6 new rolls of paper towels

About the teacher, Madame Pamita

Madame Pamita has read tarot cards since the 1980s and has been a teacher since the 1990s. She creates a fun, inclusive and interactive experience that makes learning tarot fun! Her classes are a great way to meet new like-minded friends as you will have lots of opportunities to interact with new people while you play with the tarot.

LB End of Semester Party

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Residence in Rose Park Neighborhood
Address will be emailed to registered students before class.
Long Beach US

Come celebrate the end of the first semester! Mingle with teachers and students and share what you learned! Light snacks and drinks provided.

Bring one of the following:
A dish to pass
A friend
Feedback on the fall semester
Fresh flowers
Ideas for the spring semester

About the teacher, Shawna Berk

Shawna is the founder of TSLB. See you at the party!

Mindful Communication for Couples

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Gal Palace
131 S. Rampart Blvd.
Los Angeles US

Thoreau said, “The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked what I thought and attended to my answer.” Mindful communication is a mind-body approach to communication that helps us be fully present for another person. It’s the gift of our attention. It moves us closer to one other. But first, we must be willing to move closer to ourselves. Participants will learn basic mindfulness techniques, including: mindfulness meditation, mindful listening, mindful speaking, as well as the core principles of non-violent communication. The goal of this session is to empower you with techniques and strategies that will help you increase your sense of connection to yourself and others. No previous experience with mindfulness necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring some paper and something to write with. Aren’t currently partnered? Come with a friend or loved one! Or come solo, and we'll pair you with another participant at the workshop. These techniques can be applied to ANY relationship, including your relationship with yourself! **Accessibility: This location has 6 stairs at entrance.

Bring one of the following:
cheeses: goat, sheep, vegan (no cow dairy, corn or cashew ingredients please)
Help building box planters
Living plants: preferrably herbs and vegetables
organic extra virgin olive oil
organic produce (no corn, tomatoes)

About the teacher, Jennifer Howd

Jennifer is a Multi-Disciplinary Artist, a Mindfulness-based Writing & Creativity Coach, and a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is the author of "The Mindfulness Diaries: How I Survived My First Nine-Day Silent Meditation Retreat" and blogs about mindfulness for The Huffington Post and on her blog, http://TheMindfulnessDiaries.com. For more information about Jennifer, visit http://JenniferHowd.com. In the non-profit world, Kate has been creating cohesive order out of communicative chaos and helping people develop into their best selves for 10+ years. As a writer, she shares her stories in the blog at http://kateemccracken.com. As a speaker, she stands up (and sometimes sits) in front of groups of people, large and small, and talks about how to turn life transition moments into life transformation moments. As a facilitator, she can facilitate your retreat, your conference, your project planning sessions, your small group or committee meetings, your workshops and training sessions... As a consultant, she can help you develop a staff development plan, develop a project strategy, organize your people places and things, and orient your processes into a system that works.

Shibori Indigo Workshop

11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.
Teacher's Home in Altadena
932 Wapello Street
Altadena US

Indigo is unlike any other natural dye process in many ways and the blue color produced is rich, complex and unparalleled in beauty. This dye is perfectly suited for experimenting with shibori- traditional tie, bind and stitch techniques. I will demonstrate several techniques but you are free to experiment on your own. Each workshop participant will get to learn various shibori techniques, dye their own items and learn more about indigo and its history. Shibori is an ancient Japanese method of folding and clamping fabric to make patterns. No previous dyeing knowledge necessary. To prepare for the workshop: Bring in three personal items* to transform including apparel or small home goods. Ideas include a pair of napkins, a t- shirt, pillow case, a summer dress, linen pants, a scarf, a tote bag or a small table runner. The items don’t have to be white, in fact, some of the most interesting transformations happen on items originally with a print or other color. Loved, gently used or stained items are also a great choice. You can also bring your natural fiber yarn to dye. *Bring a plastic bag to bring your wet items home with you. *Note: Unfortunately large and heavy items such as bedding and rugs cannot be accommodated at this time and will not be dyed. *Check the labels of the items to make sure they are made from natural fibers such as cotton, linen, wool, hemp or silk. Wear clothing that you do not mind getting a drip or two of indigo on. We will be dyeing outside so bring a hat/sunblock or whatever you need for sun protection. I will provide: Gloves: I will have disposable gloves, if you want something more sturdy bring your own. All needed dyes Snacks Each participant will also leave with a resources list and instructional guide on how to repeat the process at home. *Accessibility: home is not accessible by walker or wheelchair.

Bring one of the following:
a healthy snack to share in class
a poem
a surprise
Design magazine: uppercase/frankie/kinfolk/ etc.
natural fiber fabric

About the teacher, patricia massie

I am a textile / product designer. I love process, color and teaching new ideas. I have taught several Indigo Dyeing classes through TSLA. I love seeing how each student interprets the project to make completely original work.

Kombucha

8:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Karen's House in Echo Park
165 N Toluca St
Los Angeles US

In the true spirit of Trade School, I want to share a skill that I learned from taking a class. Kombucha is a fermented, probiotic, slightly sweet, effervescent, tea drink made using a SCOBY, or a Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. It's an ancient drink that Wikipedia traces back to 5,000 years ago in China that may or may not (jury's still out pending further peer-reviewed scientific studies) have significant health benefits. Nonetheless, it tastes great and is super simple and fun to make. Supplies needed: A gallon or half gallon glass mason jar with a screw top lid. You can get these at hardware stores, amazon, or even dollar stores. You will take home your SCOBY in this jar to start making delicious drank! **Accessibility: several stairs at entrance to house.

Bring one of the following:
Art/handmade item (any medium) by you or someone you know
Bag of coffee beans
Bags of mulch or compost (garbage bag sized)
Bread (from a bakery or that you/someone baked)
Christmas lights
Frying pan
House Plant/Tree
Surprise me!

About the teacher, Karen Stasevich

I'm a policy analyst from Michigan. I came to LA for the weather and the adventures. I like backpacking, drawing, and learning how to do/make things. I also host a bi-monthly figure drawing workshop.

Introduction to Love Magic

7:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Whether you want a hot, sexy one-night stand or a lasting love with a soulmate... whether you want to attract your perfect partner or spice up the love you have... everyone could use a little more love in their life. Come to this fun, interactive class where you'll learn the basics of love magic! We'll learn how to work with love oils, how to magically seduce someone and how to do a candle spell for love! *Accessibility: This classroom is accessible by wheelchair and walker.

Bring one of the following:
1 natural hand soap (Trader Joe's, Mrs. Meyers, Method, or comparable)
1 ream of white paper
2 new rolls of clear packing tape
24 bottles of drinking water
6 new rolls of paper towels

About the teacher, Madame Pamita

Madame Pamita has read tarot cards since the 1980s and has been a teacher since the 1990s. She creates a fun, inclusive and interactive experience that makes learning tarot fun! Her classes are a great way to meet new like-minded friends as you will have lots of opportunities to interact with new people while you play with the tarot.

Teacher's Home in Glendale
730 Porter St.
Glendale US

Up to 40% of the food that is produced in this country never gets eaten. What do we do about it? How will California's drought affect food production here and across the country? What is the federal Farm Bill? This class will be an open forum to discuss the current food landscape and what our role in it should be in order to help create a sustainable and smart food culture now and for future humanity. We'll spend part of the class discussing the issues (the industry, food waste, negative perceptions) and part of it sharing ideas about what we can do in our community to improve the situation, both for ourselves and each other. As a participant, you'll leave this session more informed of the political food conversation, how to be a better shopper and food consumer, and what grass roots events are happening here in LA. Supplies needed: pen and paper are optional. *Accessibility: this location has 3 stairs at the entrance.

Bring one of the following:
A drink or snack to share with the group
A food item to trade! (Something in your pantry that is perfectly good and that you are likely to not use - let's eliminate food waste!
A surprise
An interesting cookbook
Seeds or plants (Can be fruit, vegetable or landscape)

About the teacher, Rachel Whitener

Rachel is a personal chef and pastry chef from the Midwest. She gardens and does yoga, and aims to one day open a small farm and bed and breakfast.

Residence in Pasadena
Address will be emailed
Pasadena US

If you're an artist or creative working hard to promote yourself or your business, this class is for you. This class is an introduction to Public Relations and will explain the core concepts behind public relations. You will leave with the ability to put together a solid PR plan and choose the best PR tools for reaching your goals. You will also receive tips on how to build a comprehensive media list and the best methods for pitching your stories to the press.

Bring one of the following:
2 bottles of Nail Polish
A Good Bottle of Wine
Loose Leaf Tea
Package of 2-Pocket Folders without Fasteners (Black or White preferred)
USB Flashdrive, 16GB or more

About the teacher, Brittany Gash

Brittany A. Gash is a Marketing & Public Relations Consultant within the Arts, Entertainment and Nonprofit fields. With 9 years of Marketing & PR experience, her expertise lies in event publicity, social media campaigns, content creation, brand and image management and digital marketing. Her philosophy is that well-planned strategies are the key to not only brand identity but also long-term customer loyalty, increased revenues and community engagement. She is currently working with Towne Street Theatre, the Da Camera Society, Brazilian Nites Productions and the Hollywood Fringe Festival. She received her MBA from the University of Maryland and Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Cal State, Northridge. She has also been an Arts & Entertainment Reporter for the online news source Examiner.com, since 2009.

StoryTelling 101 (think MOTH)

7:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

We all have a narrative of ourselves that we offer up to strangers and acquaintances; a speech of who we are. Storytelling for sharing is a way of identification of what makes us, shapes us, a tool to reveal who we really are. Not the narrative of what we think we should be. There are so many ways we can tell a true story. In this 101 class we will talk about, listen to, and test different ways to tell our truth. The power of this truth destroys the lie that we are just another cog in the wheel... **Accessibility: Classroom venue is accessible by wheelchair and walker accessible.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
An Invite To Somewhere Great
Candles
Donation To Charity In Lieu Of Trade
Organic Produce

About the teacher, Christopher Rivas

I'm an actor, poet, and championship storyteller. I believe storytelling is medicine. Until recently the Griot (storyteller) was the most revered position in the community, they enchanted, warned, invited, tantalized, motivated, relaxed, inspired... I aspire to do all that!

Residence in DTLA
Address will be emailed to registered students before class. Class is located near 1st St & Utah St.
Los Angeles US

Part of the creative process involves coming up against that inevitable voice of doubt— that inner critic that questions whether what we’re doing is good enough. The voice chimes in asking “who do you think you are?” and convinces us to put the project aside because sticking with it seems too tough. But we don’t need to give in to this side of ourselves! Utilizing mindfulness techniques, we can learn how to gain our power back by developing a new relationship with our critical thoughts. In this workshop, participants will learn basic mindfulness techniques and exercises to help develop a new relationship with their inner critic. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook and pen.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of Ravenswood Red Zinfandel wine
black uni-ball signo pens (#207)
books about mindfulness & meditation
Dark chocolate 70% or higher (many people have signed up to bring this item - if you can bring another item, instead, that would be appreciated!) :)
job-search help
nag champa incense and lavender essential oil

About the teacher, Jennifer Howd

Jennifer Howd is a Multi-Disciplinary Artist, a Mindfulness-based Writing & Creativity Coach, and a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is the author of "The Mindfulness Diaries: How I Survived My First Nine-Day Silent Meditation Retreat" and blogs about mindfulness for The Huffington Post and on her blog, http://TheMindfulnessDiaries.com. For more information about Jennifer, visit http://JenniferHowd.com

Griffith Park
2333 Fern Dell Drive, LA 90068 (haystacks behind Trails Cafe)
Los Angeles US

It is said after physical workout, clarity starts to activate in a person's mind. In what ways can we move to promote both functions? How do we do it? In this class, beginner or experienced individuals will learn, re-visit and move to Rejuvinate and Relax with yoga, meditation and art! We will use the power of yoga to activate the heart in a set of movements set to a sweet Vinyasa flow. To cool our bodies down and encourage greater clarity, a group meditation will relax our muscles and open the possibilities to creativity in watercolor. Join us outdoors for an active, fun filled day! Supplies needed: yoga mat, comfortable workout clothing, bottled water, and any items to for added comfort (yoga block, blanket, towel, cushion). Art supplies will be provided. Note: all are welcome - please check-in with your body and your health as this is, in part, a physical activity and know your limitations. (This class will be hosted at a residential address in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles and address of class will be emailed prior to class. *Accessibility: This classroom location may have rough terrain / incline to get to where Yoga will take place.)

Bring one of the following:
-ream of 100% recycled white copy paper
.5 fl. oz. or larger essential oil (chamomile, geranium, rose, grapefruit, clove, pine, sage, bergamot, patchouli, sweet basil, spearmint, coriander, lavender)
A set of beeswax candles (votive, taper or pillar)
Dr. Bronner's Castille Soap any scent, 32oz. size
Organic bottle of wine
Two boxes of organic tea
Watercolor Pad of paper, 140 lb. or heavier

About the teacher, Sienne

I am an Illustrator and Art Educator and I love Trade School!

Residence in DTLA
Address will be emailed to registered students before class. Class is located near 1st St & Utah St.
Los Angeles US

This course will demonstrate the use of non-toxic substantive dyes as well as basic Shibori (Japanese resist) methods. Students will learn what substantive dyes are, where to find them, different techniques for dyeing with them, and proper aftercare for the dyed material. Supplies: students should bring swatches and pieces of fabric or yarn to dye - this can include old bedsheets, t shirts, skirts, dresses, silk, cotton, wool, linen, or rayon. Please ensure that you only bring 100% natural fibers - synthetic fibers will not accept color. I also recommend (especially with store bought fabrics) that the fabric be scoured (washed) with hot water and a mild detergent prior to the workshop. Gloves are recommended , but not necessary. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes you do not mind staining. Students should also bring a pair of scissors and some yarn for binding and securing Shibori marks.

Bring one of the following:
a crystal
Red wine
something handmade
tea
your favorite recipe written out nicely

About the teacher, Curtis Nouchi

I'm a visual artist with a background in textiles and fibers. I'm and east coast transplant and have been in LA for 3 years. I reside in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, love coffee, exercise, pizza, and booze.

Intro to Tarot : Rider-Waite-Smith

7:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
HM157
3110 N. Broadway
Lincoln Heights US

In this class we will explore the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck, which is one of the most widely used decks. We will begin with a little history, followed by the structure of the deck, along with basic interpretation techniques and commonly used spreads. Items to bring: Tarot deck (if you have one, if you don't thats okay too!) Writing utensil Journal Open mind!

Bring one of the following:
A surprise...what do you do best?
Fountain pen + ink
Hard nutty cheese
Jura wine
Toilet paper
Whole bean Ethiopian coffee

About the teacher, Samira Bechara

I am a tarot card reader and astrologer by night, restaurant manager by day. I have been studying the Tarot since 2007 when I received my first Rider-Waite-Smith deck. I have studied under Virginia Jester as well as on my own, reading books and practicing with the cards daily.

How To Get "Un-Stuck"

7:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Gal Palace
131 S. Rampart Blvd.
Los Angeles US

We all experience feeling "stuck" at times. Sometimes we don't know why we feel stuck. Other times we're aware of the problem but we feel powerless to change. This class will help you gain a new perspective on what's going on and how you can breakthrough to a solution. Students should bring: Paper/ a pen. **Accessibility: This class venue has 6 stairs to get into entrance.

Bring one of the following:
A copy of a book you like
A notebook
Almonds
An edible plant
Tea

About the teacher, Patrick Devine

Patrick Devine is a writer, teacher, and strategic intervention coach.

The Springs
608 Mateo St
Los Angeles US

In this class we will explore the basics of natal chart reading from a psychological astrological standpoint. We will begin by exploring the anatomy of the chart itself, and move into basic meanings of the planets, signs, and houses, with helpful hints on how to synthesize the three into understanding parts of the human psyche. We will do this by personally examining your own chart as we work through the class. Materials: Printed copy of your natal chart. This is obtained with DOB/Time/Place, and you can cast a chart and print from www.astro.com. If anyone needs any help navigating the website, I am here... just shoot me an email or a phone call/text and I will walk you through it! **Accessibility: Class venue is accessible by wheelchair or walker.

Bring one of the following:
Acrylics + Paintbrush
Canvas
Jura or Savennieres white wine
Kitchen towels
Loose leaf tea
Moleskine notebook (lined or unlined, letter size or journal size)
Watercolors or Gouache + Paintbrush

About the teacher, Samira Bechara

I am a tarot card reader and astrologer by night, restaurant manager by day. I have been studying the Tarot since 2007 when I received my first Rider-Waite-Smith deck. I have studied under Virginia Jester as well as on my own, reading books and practicing with the cards daily.

Simon Residence
5605 Aldama Street
Los Angeles US

Not as scary as it might seem! If you're interested in taking that next step in your photography and finding out how to balance your settings so you get a great exposure every time, this is the class for you. You will learn about ISO, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, and more. Use new settings to improve your photos. We will go over each of the settings, what they do, and then apply our new-found techniques with some real actual photography to finish the class. You'll be commanding your photography in no time! What will you need: Bring your DSLR camera, fully charged, with a memory card (with enough space for photos) already installed.

Bring one of the following:
Craft beer (bitter is better!)
DOT4 Brake Fluid
Fresh organic or home-grown produce
Future coffee/lunch/beer meetup (time/place TBD)
Graphic Novels/Trade Paperback Comics
New unopened AA or 9V batteries
Photo frames in good condition
Snacks/beverages to share

About the teacher, David Marks

David has been photographing anything and everything since he was a child with an Instamatic. He has a film degree and loves photographing people, products, and events around the constantly-surprising and beautiful city of Los Angeles.

Thai Massage In The Park

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Silver Lake Reservoir
1850 West Silver Lake Drive
Los Angeles US

You don't always need a table to perform massage - this class will show you how! I will teach some basic principles of performing massage without a table. We'll go through body mechanics and some basic Thai techniques so students will leave feeling comfortable in giving a 15-minute, soothing massage to friends and loved ones. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. All massage will be over the clothes massage (as with traditional Thai practice). You will be moving around on your hands and knees for part of the class, stretching and being stretched, so prepare to be active! We'll break everyone into pairs for practice, so if you are attending on your own, please be aware you may be partnered with someone you haven't met before. PLEASE BRING: A comfortable mat or blanket to lie down on water sunscreen **Accessibility: Wheelchair/walker accessible although the path is dirt in some areas.

Bring one of the following:
"Summer Blonde" by Adrian Tomine
"The Food of Taiwan" recipe book
a snack or beverage to share with the class
any of these essential oils: eucalyptus, arnica, sandlewood, ginger
fruits or veggies from your garden!

About the teacher, Emily Nine

I am a video editor and nationally certified massage therapist based in east LA. I used to give free promotional massages every Saturday at the farmer's market when I lived in Michigan, and I really miss giving such a wide range of people that experience. TradeSchoolLA seems like a perfect place to spread some beginner knowledge seeds on this wonderful skill!

Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

We want YOU to teach a class through Trade School LA! Whether you already have a class you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us for orientation. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home. Teachers only need to attend orientation once in order to teach in any future semesters in any of our locations (LA, Whittier or Long Beach.) *Accessibility: This class is located on the 2nd floor of an apartment building. There is no elevator on site.

Bring one of the following:
A package of votive candles
A ream of paper
A snack to share with the group (enough for 10)
A surprise!
email 5 friends who don't know about TSLA and tell them about it (CC TradeSchoolLA@gmail.com on the email)

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and is the program director at STRIDE fitness studio in Pasadena.

Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

We want YOU to teach a class through Trade School LA! Whether you already have a class you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us for orientation. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home. Teachers only need to attend orientation once in order to teach in any future semesters in any of our locations (LA, Whittier or Long Beach.) *Accessibility: This class is located on the 2nd floor of an apartment building. There is no elevator on site.

Bring one of the following:
A package of votive candles
A ream of paper
A snack to share with the group (enough for 10)
A surprise!
email 5 friends who don't know about TSLA and tell them about it (CC TradeSchoolLA@gmail.com on the email)

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and is the program director at STRIDE fitness studio in Pasadena.

StoryTelling 101 (think MOTH)

5:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

We all have a narrative of ourselves that we offer up to strangers and acquaintances; a speech of who we are. Storytelling for sharing is a way of identification of what makes us, shapes us, a tool to reveal who we really are. Not the narrative of what we think we should be. There are so many ways we can tell a true story. In this 101 class we will talk about, listen to, and test different ways to tell our truth. The power of this truth destroys the lie that we are just another cog in the wheel... **Accessibility: Classroom venue is accessible by wheelchair and walker accessible. **Parking: abundant metered street parking is available.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Candles
Crystals
Donation To Charity In Lieu Of Trade
Take a short 1-3 minute recording of someone else (a friend or a stranger) telling you a story. Record the audio of the story (cell phone quality is OK) and share with me.

About the teacher, Christopher Rivas

I'm an actor, poet, and championship storyteller. I believe storytelling is medicine. Until recently the Griot (storyteller) was the most revered position in the community, they enchanted, warned, invited, tantalized, motivated, relaxed, inspired... I aspire to do all that!

Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

This 2-hour class will provide strategies for increasing capacity of your organization by targeting potential supporters and volunteers. During the session, you will examine needs of your organization and create lists of potential volunteers, supporters, and donors to further the growth of your organization. This class should be valuable to not-for-profit board members; staff; leaders; and volunteers. **SUPPLIES students will need to bring: Bring with you to share in class: an artifact that says something about the organization you associate with. Ex. – photo of the community served; equipment used; uniform; logo; etc.** PARKING: free street parking is available. **ACCESSIBILITY: Venue is on 2nd floor, no elevator on site.

Bring one of the following:
Anything that says I Love LA
CD you “once listened to all the time”
Dark chocolate
Popcorn / snack to share with @ 8 people
Red licorice

About the teacher, Domenic Pedante

I am a retired public school educator and p/t university instructor from Wilmington, DE. I have earned graduate degrees from Southern University and Wilmington University. I currently serve on the Boards of Directors of the DE Community Reinvestment Action Council and The Grand Opera House of DE., and (most proudly, I’m Leanne’s dad!)

DIY Soap Making

10:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking details will be emailed
Near USC
Los Angeles US

Making your own hand/bath soap is really FUN! And makes a great gift your friends & family will appreciate. I have very dry skin, especially in the winter, and have found that using handcrafted soap makes a BIG difference. You'll have the experience of making a batch during this 2 & 1/2 hour workshop and you will take home about 6 bars of soap. Please bring one of the following supplies: bottle of olive, coconut, or essential oil. Workshop will be held in my home that is not wheelchair or walker accessible. There is plenty of street parking. Location is near USC. Details on parking & location will be sent via email.

Bring one of the following:
a bottle of essential oil
dog treats (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
jar of local honey
pair of woman's wool socks

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have retired from a career in engineering.

Debs Park
4235 Monterey Road - Meet in the middle of the parking area
Los Angeles US

Explore the fundamentals of meditation technique and the art of channeling (a download of information from the subconscious mind) with trance-channel Tehani. This class touches on the concept and traditions of mysticism and its practical applications along with the various forms of channeling. "Introduction of Mysticism..." will give you the tools needed to achieve peace, clarity, holistic well-being, reduce mental chatter, tap into your Higher Self, connect with Guides, alleviate pain and boost your intuition. Exercises in this class will include grounding, empathic sharing, harmonizing the energetic body, in-the-moment awareness, working towards "surrender" to a trance-like state, the shamanic concept of shapeshifting and finally channeling information from the subconscious mind and beyond. If there is extra time toward the end of class, we will do a shamanic journey for fun. This experiential will be facilitated in circle - in sacred safe space. It is non-denominational/non-religious and primarily focused on mystic experience through meditation. Please dress comfortably and prepared to be outside. You may (optionally) bring a yoga mat/pillow for comfort as we will be sitting for a long time between breaks. **Accessibility: class will be held outside.

Bring one of the following:
"Searching for Sugar Man" Soundtrack (CD)
"Stella & Chewy's" Brand Freeze-Dried Dog Food (any size)
A Piece of Moldavite (stone)
Gallon of Alkaline Water in Glass Container
Hawaiian Pikake-Scented Lotion OR Essential Oil OR Perfume Or Candle
Long Natural Feather Earrings
Yummy Fresh-Pressed/Freshly Juiced Organic Green Juice

About the teacher, Tehani

Jennifer Tehani Sarreal is a world champion dancer, sacred dance/shamanic practitioner, Reiki Master, fire dancer, published writer, activist and educator dedicated to bringing understanding, humanity and empowerment to the world through her work. As an empath and psychic medium, she uses both her crystal clear communication style and creative background to provide her clients with not only the insight to view the picture of their lives from a perspective of self-love and empowerment, but she provides the practical advice and tools required to paint their highest visions of themselves into reality. Tehani has danced at the historic World March for Peace & Non-violence, was nominated for Distinguished Artist of the Year at the Long Beach Arts Council and featured in Random Lengths News "Change Agent Series" for her work as an activist. Her work within art and activism has been featured in various publications and broadcast media including The Press Telegram, The Orange County Register, La Jornada (Mexico) and ABS-CBN. Sarreal facilitates healing movement meditations for survivors of human trafficking around the world and has lectured, studied and performed in over a dozen countries. Visit Tehani and her work at www.DancingTehani.com

Home in Echo Park, near Echo Lake
street address will to sent to registered students via email several days before class
Echo Park US

Come and learn a new way of making decisions and creating goals – one that will revolutionize how you make choices and what you set your eyes on to accomplish. In this class, you’ll choose one aspect of your life to explore and see where you’re feeling the most freedom and where you want more of it. Through deep self-exploration, journaling, and conversation, you’ll walk away with a goal (or two…perhaps, more!) and the how-to in achieving them in a way that will bring you more joy into your every day life.

Bring one of the following:
A copy of a book that changed your life
A journal/notebook
A pack of colored pens
An oracle card deck
Dr. Bronner's Castille Soap (any scent), 16 ox or larger

About the teacher, Kaye Namba

Kaye is a deeply passionate Life and Business Coach, who specializes in mentoring women entrepreneurs to courageously build their dream life. Using heart-centered coaching and the principles of The Desire Map, she works to help the movers ‘n shakers uncover their purpose and step forward with confidence.

Intro to Animation

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

In this class, students will learn the basics of creating animated content through Toon Boom Studio Animation program, how to navigate the program, build characters, nesting, timeframes, and more to create one's own animated project. This intro seminar is ideal for anyone who wants to make their own original animated content. Using cut out animation techniques (think South Park) instead of traditional frame to frame animation, students will learn that regardless of drawing talent, they can take an idea and turn it into animation. While this is great for students wanting to make shorter form content, the lessons applied here can also be used for larger scale animation projects as well. **Supplies you'll need to bring: notepad, writing utensils **Accessibility: Book Show is wheelchair and walker accessible. **Parking: Both metered and un-metered street parking is available on all surrounding streets.

Bring one of the following:
a surprise
cool accent furniture
cool art
Moleskin notebook
really good coffee

About the teacher, John Paliferro

Ive been doing animation for over 2 years now. Self taught. I love comedy and Tom Selleck

Applied Mime

12:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
HM157
3110 N. Broadway
Lincoln Heights US

This class will show you a (most likely) new way of conceptualizing and moving your body, explore concepts of rhythm and timing, and discuss one theory of stage presence. We’ll borrow heavily from the technique of Corporeal Mime, a type of physical theatre, but will filter it through the lens of everyday life. During our time together, you’ll learn a little technique, think with your body (or at the very least standing up), and interact with the other participants to create simple and heavily improvised 15-30 second pieces. We’ll also discuss how you can apply these concepts to your everyday life: be it presentations at work, or even just looking slightly more imposing as you walk into the supermarket. This class will ask you to be aware of your body in ways you may not have been previously, and by no means should you expect to come in or leave with a mastery of anything we touch upon, but the experience will hopefully open your eyes to at least one new concept that you can take with you and develop on your own in the future. No movement or acting experience necessary. If you have injuries or limited mobility, you are still welcome to come and participate in whatever capacity you are able, but may occasionally find that you’d do better sitting and watching certain things. **Accessibility: This venue has several stairs at the entrance and to access restroom.

Bring one of the following:
Candles
Exchange of Services (whatever it is you're good at and love)
Fabric (no fat quarters or small scrap pieces, please. Knits, wovens, and old sheets are all acceptable. Velvet is extravagant but always well received. Earth and Jewel tones are best, but as long as you like the print/color, it'll be fine)
Felt-tipped fine-point pens
Indoor Plants (I'm partial to succulents that are not cacti and other low maintenance varieties)
Picture Frames (any size - no words, please)
small sketchbook
Tea (low/no caffeine preferred - no barley or roobios blends please)
Watercolor Paint Brushes (especially ¾”or 1” flat brushes, filberts, and rounds)
Waterproof Black India Ink
Yarn

About the teacher, Simone Nibbs

Simone has been studying Corporeal Mime for over 4 years now, and has finally reached a place in her studies where she thinks she can maybe talk about it in public and claim to be somewhat knowledgeable about the subject. In mime, she found something she never found anywhere else, and she hopes to share a little of that with as many people as possible. She enjoys and has interest in most forms of physical theatre (particularly mime, clown, and commedia del arte), dabbles in the graphic and written arts, and just generally enjoys making things. She is also hoping to get her website up before the class list goes live (she's writing the code herself). If she succeeds, you can read more about her there!

Hand Lettering for Social Media

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Benches at Trails Cafe, Griffith Park
2333 Fern Dell Drive
Los Angeles US

Learn the basics of lettering and design for insta-ready photos! This is the perfect class to explore hand drawn lettering and instantly transfer to digital means. We'll learn typography basics and how it differs from hand lettering, overly custom letterforms across photos, watermark and more. Come prepared with a quote or words to illustrate, and well as your smartphone! Supplies needed: I recommend a Tombow or other brand brush pen, drawing tools (pencils, eraser, markers, pens), mobile hard surface to write on (notebook, book), smartphone camera and smartphone with space for apps and photos.

Bring one of the following:
32 oz. Dr. Bronners soap, any scent
A bottle of red wine
A lesson in Wordpress or Vocal Coaching
Bundles of sage smudge sticks
Hard bound sketchbook, 5 x 8 or larger

About the teacher, Sienne

I am an Illustrator and Art Educator and I love Trade School!

Introduction to SoulCollage®

1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

In this introductory workshop, students will make and dialogue with (at least!) two SoulCollage® cards. SoulCollage® is a gentle, intuitive process of collaging found images onto a card that is used as a prompt for self-reflection. While SoulCollage® cards are often beautiful, this is not an "art" class. No art experience or artistic skill is needed. Learn more at soulcollage.com. Optional supplies: If you have a favorite pair of scissors or type of glue stick you like to use, feel free to bring those. If you have old magazines you want to cut up, you can bring those also. Otherwise, all supplies will be provided. Class will be three hours.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of pinot grigio wine
A bottle of pinot noir wine
A bottle of sparkling water (such as Perrier, Pellegrino)
Follow me on Twitter (@LaureenNarro)
Roasted cashews

About the teacher, Laureen Lazarovici

I've been a word person all my life--a journalist, writer, editor--and now it's time for some pictures! I became trained as a SoulCollage® facilitator in October 2015 and love bringing this gentle, creative, relaxing practice to new audiences. For those of us who live in our heads most of the time (like me!), SoulCollage® is a great tool to access our intuition, "gut feelings" and other non-brain parts of ourselves.

Seasonal Citrus: Lemons 5 Ways

2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Home in Hollywood
537 N. Las Palmas Avenue
Los Angeles 90004 US

This class will be part demo, part student participation. Students will watch and help complete 5 recipes that utilize lemons in completely different ways. We'll learn how to bake with them, candy them, use them in cocktails, and in frozen desserts. There are two goals for this class: to come away knowing how to use lemons in their entirety -- everything from zest, to juice, to rind in exciting, delicious, and approachable ways; and to come away realizing that it doesn't take a fully stocked kitchen with fancy equipment to achieve great things! Students will leave with all the recipes from the class and easy-to-follow instructions on how to recreate everything at home. They'll also leave with fully bellies from sampling everything we make! Each student will get a chance to work side-by-side with Aly and Sarah on 1 of the 5 recipes. Everyone who signs up will get this opportunity! If you'd prefer to watch in the "audience" only, that's fine too. What to bring: 1) An apron! Or a shirt you don't mind getting some flour on. 2) A mason jar/tupperware/plastic bags to take home the delicious things we make. Please note that we will be providing ALL ingredients, but we'll never say no to an extra lemon if you have one in your backyard. *Class will be held in the teacher's home. This location is not wheelchair or walker accessible. There is ample street parking (no permit required).

Bring one of the following:
1 pound unsalted butter
A package of flat round cotton pads
A surprise
John Frieda shampoo for brunettes
Neutrogena sunscreen

About the teacher, Sarah Siebold

Aly and Sarah met in New York City where Sarah ran an artisanal s'more company. Both classically trained in pastry and baking arts, the two found their way to Los Angeles. They both believe that baking gets a bad wrap for being too scientific and scary -- but their goal is to make students realize that baking isn't just about chemistry; it's about enjoying the moment, putting a playful spin on what you're making, and collaborating with others.

Kombucha

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Home in Echo Park, near Echo Lake
street address will to sent to registered students via email several days before class
Echo Park US

I learned to make Kombucha from taking a TSLA class and now I want to share the knowledge! Kombucha is a fermented, probiotic, slightly sweet, effervescent, tea drink made using a SCOBY, or a Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. It's an ancient drink that Wikipedia traces back to 5,000 years ago in China that may or may not (jury's still out pending further peer-reviewed scientific studies) have significant health benefits. Also, if you haven't noticed, it's super trendy right now. Regardless, it tastes great and is super simple and fun to make. Supplies needed for this class: A gallon or half gallon glass mason jar with a screw top lid. You can get these at hardware stores, amazon, or even dollar stores. You will take home your SCOBY in this jar to start making delicious drank!

Bring one of the following:
A bag of coffee beans
A house plant/tree or pot
Christmas lights
Homemade bread loaf (you, bakery)
Something (art, craft, food, etc.) you (or somebody you know) made
Surprise me
Vegetable/herb seedlings

About the teacher, Karen Stasevich

I'm a policy analyst from Michigan. I came to LA for the weather and the adventures. I like backpacking, drawing, and learning how to do/make things. I also host a bi-monthly figure drawing workshop.

A Meeting of Two Poems

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

This class will explore two poems: "Ode on a Grecian Urn" by John Keats and "The Fish" by Marianne Moore. Both poetic beginners and literary veterans will dig deep into the beautiful language of each of these works. We will explore them both as individual poems and as an unlikely literary pair. Why unlikely? For starters, about 100 years of human history divides them. They belong to entirely different poetic traditions as well as geographic locations. Keats was a British Romantic poet and Moore was an American modernist. Nevertheless, these poems have enough in common to converse across both time and space (they also can be read online for free via a simple Google search!) Class participants will be asked to read the poems before class and to come in ready to talk to their heart’s content about anything and everything contained in these poems. Copies of the poems will be provided for reference, so all you need to do is bring a pen and some paper if you want to take notes. Is there something in the poems that you don’t understand? Something you love? Some startling revelation? Or even a complete sense of “I don’t get it”? All these questions will feed into our discussion. After this two hour class you will have taken significant strides towards becoming a more proficient reader of poetry. In addition, you will also have a better sense of these specific poems, poets, and eras of literary tradition. Whether you've been reading poetry since you were a kid, or you want to try something totally new, join us for a rewarding and entertaining evening.

Bring one of the following:
Art Supplies
Book of Poetry
Comfy Yoga Pants 31" - 32"
Cool XL T-shirt
Illustrate first Issue of my Comic Book (58 Panels)
Large or XL Hoodie/Sweatshirt
Pens
Sauce
USB Drive

About the teacher, Peter Lane

Peter Lane received his B.A. in English from Reed College in 2011 and his M.A. from Claremont Graduate University in 2014. He now works as a research assistant in the Pomona College Theatre Department and moonlights as a party clown.

Freelance Contracts

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Managing the professional creative process can be a bear. Not only do you have to make something but you have to make something for someone. And you have to get paid to do it. This class is about talking through a few tricks for making the process cleaner, specifically honing in on the contracting and pre-contract phases. Appropriate language, payment schedules, deliverables structure, and of course, dealing with ludicrous clients.

Bring one of the following:
Cool olive oils
Fruits and vegetables
Interesting vinegars
Jerkies
Old books

About the teacher, Nick Laurrell

I've been a working writer for more than a decade now. Ads, copy, comic books - I've arranged a lot of different words in exchange for money. But I've also commissioned a large number of designers over the years. This has left me with experience in developing constructive creative processes with clients across the board.

DIY Hot Pepper Jam

10:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking details will be emailed
Near USC
Los Angeles US

Making your jam is really FUN! And makes great gifts your friends & family will appreciate. Hot pepper jam is great to have in your pantry, as it is excellent on cheese & crackers as an instant appetizer/ You'll have the experience of making a batch during this 2 & 1/2 hour workshop and you will take home 2 jars of jam - the hot pepper jam and one from my stash. Supplies - case of 4oz or 8oz canning jars (I'll supply the peppers, sugar & vinegar) Ralph's, True Value & OSH tend to carry this size jar Workshop will be held in my home that is not wheelchair or walker accessible. There is plenty of street parking. Location is near USC. Details on parking & location will be sent via email.

Bring one of the following:
case of 4oz or 8oz canning jars
dog treats (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
surprize me
tin of Earl Grey loose tea

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have retired from a career in engineering.

Simon Residence
5605 Aldama Street
Los Angeles US

Listening to Opera is a class for anybody who is curious about opera (even if you're unfamiliar with it), has listened to or attended some opera but would like to get more out of the experience, or just isn’t sure how to get started exploring this amazing dramatic musical form. I'll be talking and playing examples, giving you some context for what you're hearing, and we'll also have time for you to talk about your experiences and ask questions. I hope you'll leave the class with a better understanding and new ways into experiencing opera. What we'll cover – with many examples to listen to: • A quick tour of opera history and some of the key composers and works – not exhaustive, just a start! • What to look/listen for in opera – great music, amazing singing, characters, drama, emotion and spectacle. • How operas are structured and how that's changed over time • A bit about opera singing - voice types, roles, the chorus • Getting the most out of attending an opera performance You don't need to bring anything or have any specific background knowledge. Just come to listen, learn and share the experience. **Accessibility: This location has 5 stairs to get into the house entrance. **Parking: Un-metered street parking is available.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of 1000 or 1200 mg fish oil capsules (any brand)
A bottle of wine
Box of Arm & Hammer scoopable cat litter (Multicat, Super Scoop, Double Duty – any will work)
Dog collar and leash (any size - for shelter pets)
Unopened bag of dog food (for shelter pets)

About the teacher, Anne Schwarz

I'm a lifelong lover of classical music with a Ph.D in Composition from UC San Diego. Way back in graduate school, I wrote an opera because I loved opera so much. I haven't written any since then but I still love opera and hope to introduce it to new people, or help people enjoy and get more out of it.

Free Travel with Miles

2:00p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena US

Have you heard of people traveling around the world using miles, but find the whole thing a little confusing? Can't seem to get any use out of the miles you do have? In this class you'll learn the concrete steps to take to travel for nearly free - while leaving your credit score and sanity intact. Supplies needed: something to take notes with. **Accesibility: This location is handicap-accessible. **Parking: Metered street parking is available. The Public Parking garage next door to the Armory is free for the first 90 minutes ($2/hr thereafter, $6 maximum per day).

Bring one of the following:
A great book (fiction or non-fiction) (Last book I couldn't put down was "10:04" by Ben Lerner)
Access to a work-out or meditation class
Baking sheet or cutting board
Dog Treats
Wine

About the teacher, Liz Kofman

I spent six years in graduate school, earning very little money, and living in a very expensive city. My friends decided that this was the perfect time to get married in exotic locations. Determined not to let my pauperdom stop me from dancing at my besties' weddings, I researched airline mile rewards programs with the determination I should have reserved for writing my dissertation. It worked - I managed to attend weddings in Poland, Sweden, India, Spain, and Turkey for almost free. Now I'm obsessed with spreading the credit card rewards gospel. When I'm not nerding out on FlyerTalk.com, I'm helping tech companies recruit and retain diverse talent.

Figure Drawing

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Karen's House in Echo Park
165 N Toluca St
Los Angeles US

Learn the basics of figure drawing or just come for some practice! There will be basic instruction on drawing exercises and techniques, followed by plenty of practice with a live, clothed model. The class will focus on getting creative juices flowing with timed gesture drawings and short poses ranging from 1min-15min. ****Supplies students will need to bring to participate in this class: A large sketch pad, at least 18x24 inches (larger is better) and drawing utensils of your choice (Vine charcoal, graphite pencils, pens, markers, pastels, crayons, oil pastels, colored pencils). You can bring an easel if you want, but otherwise we will be seated around the room. Some might like a large clip board to work on, but make sure that you at least have a sturdy sketch pad to draw on.

Bring one of the following:
A bag of coffee beans
A book you liked!
A cool cup/bowl/plate (think Goodwill gems)
A plant or tree (indoor or outdoor)
Something made by you or a friend
Surprise me!

About the teacher, Karen Stasevich

I'm a policy analyst from Michigan. I came to LA for the weather and the adventures. I like backpacking, drawing, and learning how to do/make things. I also host a bi-monthly figure drawing workshop.

Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

If you're an artist or creative working hard to promote yourself or your business, this class is for you. This class is an introduction to Public Relations and will explain the core concepts behind public relations. You will leave with the ability to put together a solid PR plan and choose the best PR tools for reaching your goals. You will also receive tips on how to build a comprehensive media list and the best methods for pitching your stories to the press. It is recommended that you check out the printable PR Planning Workbook found here: http://bit.ly/BGPRPlanWorkbook. This is a good companion to this class and will help you to put your ideas and strategies into action. Of course, you do not have to print this out at all.

Bring one of the following:
A Good Bottle of Wine
A package of frozen fruit
A Tea Strainer
Package of 2-Pocket Folders without Fasteners (Black or White preferred)
USB Flashdrive, 16GB or more

About the teacher, Brittany Gash

Brittany A. Gash is a Marketing & Public Relations Consultant within the Arts, Entertainment and Nonprofit fields. With 9 years of Marketing & PR experience, her expertise lies in event publicity, social media campaigns, content creation, brand and image management and digital marketing. Her philosophy is that well-planned strategies are the key to not only brand identity but also long-term customer loyalty, increased revenues and community engagement. She is currently working with Towne Street Theatre, the Da Camera Society, Brazilian Nites Productions and the Hollywood Fringe Festival. She received her MBA from the University of Maryland and Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Cal State, Northridge. She has also been an Arts & Entertainment Reporter for the online news source Examiner.com, since 2009.

Home in Highland Park
street address will be emailed to registered students a few days before class
Los Angeles US

Part of the creative process involves coming up against that inevitable voice of doubt—the inner critic that questions whether what we’re doing is good enough. The voice chimes in asking “who do you think you are?” and convinces us to put the project aside because sticking with it seems too tough. But we don’t need to give in to this side of ourselves! Utilizing mindfulness techniques, we can learn how to gain our power back by developing a new relationship with our critical thoughts. In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn basic mindfulness techniques and exercises to help develop a new relationship with their inner critic. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook and pen.

Bring one of the following:
65% - 80% Dark Chocolate - nuts, fruit & sea salt all great! (3 bars)
Moleskine Cahier Black Gridded Notebooks *graph paper only, please!* (1 Packet of 3 notebooks)
Nag Champ Incense (5 boxes)
Ravenswood Zinfandel (1 bottle)
Uniball Signo 207 Black Pens (1 packet)

About the teacher, Jennifer Howd

Jennifer is a Multi-Disciplinary Artist, a Mindfulness-based Writing & Creativity Coach, and a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is the author of "The Mindfulness Diaries: How I Survived My First Nine-Day Silent Meditation Retreat" and blogs about mindfulness for The Huffington Post and on her blog, http://TheMindfulnessDiaries.com. For more information about Jennifer, visit http://JenniferHowd.com. In the non-profit world, Kate has been creating cohesive order out of communicative chaos and helping people develop into their best selves for 10+ years. As a writer, she shares her stories in the blog at http://kateemccracken.com. As a speaker, she stands up (and sometimes sits) in front of groups of people, large and small, and talks about how to turn life transition moments into life transformation moments. As a facilitator, she can facilitate your retreat, your conference, your project planning sessions, your small group or committee meetings, your workshops and training sessions... As a consultant, she can help you develop a staff development plan, develop a project strategy, organize your people places and things, and orient your processes into a system that works.

Mindful Communication for Couples

10:00a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

Thoreau said, “The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked what I thought and attended to my answer.” Mindful communication is a mind-body approach to communication that helps us be fully present for another person. It’s the gift of our attention. It moves us closer to one other. But first, we must be willing to move closer to ourselves. Participants will learn basic mindfulness techniques, including: mindfulness meditation, mindful listening, mindful speaking, as well as the core principles of non-violent communication. The goal of this session is to empower you with techniques and strategies that will help you increase your sense of connection to yourself and others. No previous experience with mindfulness necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring some paper and something to write with. Aren’t currently partnered?... Come with a friend or loved one! Or come solo, and we'll pair you with another participant at the workshop. These techniques can be applied to ANY relationship, including your relationship with yourself!

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
A bottle of Prosecco
A large bag of raw walnuts and/or raw pecans
Live herb plants (rosemary, basil, thyme, sage, parsley, Italian parsley and/or cilantro)
Live vegetable plant seedlings (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, spinach, collard greens, chard, and/or zucchini)

About the teacher, Jennifer Howd & Kate McCracken

Jennifer is a Multi-Disciplinary Artist, a Mindfulness-based Writing & Creativity Coach, and a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is the author of "The Mindfulness Diaries: How I Survived My First Nine-Day Silent Meditation Retreat" and blogs about mindfulness for The Huffington Post and on her blog, http://TheMindfulnessDiaries.com. For more information about Jennifer, visit http://JenniferHowd.com. In the non-profit world, Kate has been creating cohesive order out of communicative chaos and helping people develop into their best selves for 10+ years. As a writer, she shares her stories in the blog at kateemccracken.com. As a speaker, she stands up (and sometimes sits) in front of groups of people, large and small, and talk about how to turn life transition moments into life transformation moments. As a facilitator, she can facilitate your retreat, your conference, your project planning sessions, your small group or committee meetings, your workshops and training sessions... As a consultant, she can help you develop a staff development plan, develop a project strategy, organize your people places and things, and orient your processes into a system that works.

SHIBORI INDIGO WORKSHOP Part 1

11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.
Teacher's Home in Altadena
Address will be emailed to registered students before class. Class is located on Lake Avenue in Altadena
Altadena US

Indigo is unlike any other natural dye process in many ways and the blue color produced is rich, complex and unparalleled in beauty. This dye is perfectly suited for experimenting with shibori-traditional tie, bind and stitch techniques. This is a 2-day WORKSHOP. As each day will be structured differently you can come one day or two. Day ONE: Saturday class will be about technique. Learn how to clamp, stitch and fold different Shibori patterns. We will explore different natural fabrics, cotton, linen, hemp & silk. All techniques will be done on fabric that you can turn into whatever you wish, pillow, napkins, scarf etc. Only natural fabrics, cotton, silk, linen or hemp. Bring several pieces of fabric to experiment with. What to bring: You must provide your own fabric: Cotton, Silk, Linen or Hemp. All fabric must be prewashed at home. Bring small scissors to cut fabric, thread /rubber bands. I will provide disposable gloves but if you want something more sturdy bring your own. Plastic bag to bring your wet items home. Wear comfortable clothing as we will be working outside. Class will be canceled in case of rain. *Class will be held in the teacher's home. This location is not wheelchair or walker accessible. There is ample street parking.

Bring one of the following:
a healthy snack to share in class
a pound of stumptown / bluebottle coffee
a surprise
natural fiber fabric
organic olive oil

About the teacher, patricia massie

I am a textile / product designer. I love process, color and teaching new ideas. I have taught several Indigo Dyeing classes through TSLA. I love seeing how each student interprets the project to make completely original work.

SHIBORI INDIGO WORKSHOP Part 2

11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.
Teacher's Home in Altadena
Address will be emailed to registered students before class. Class is located on Lake Avenue in Altadena
Altadena US

Indigo is unlike any other natural dye process in many ways and the blue color produced is rich, complex and unparalleled in beauty. This dye is perfectly suited for experimenting with shibori-traditional tie, bind and stitch techniques. Day TWO: Sunday class is a free class. You can continue to work on projects that you started on Saturday or start something new. You can bring in small items of clothing to overdye in Indigo. The items don’t have to be white, in fact, some of the most interesting transformations happen on items with a print or other color. Loved, gently used or stained items are also a great choice. This class gives you time to experiment. What to Bring: Items to be Dyed: Natural fibers, Cotton, Linen, Silk or Hemp. Must be prewashed at home. Scissors to cut fabric, thread/ rubber bands. I will provide disposable gloves but if you want something more sturdy bring your own. Plastic bag to bring your wet items home. Wear comfortable clothing as we will be working outside. Class will be canceled in case of rain. *Class will be held in the teacher's home. This location is not wheelchair or walker accessible. There is ample street parking.

Bring one of the following:
a bottle of pinot gris wine
a healthy snack to share in class
design related magazine/ Kinfolk, Wilder, Frankie
natural fiber fabric
unground coffee: stumptown or blue bottle

About the teacher, patricia massie

I am a textile / product designer. I love process, color and teaching new ideas. I have taught several Indigo Dyeing classes through TSLA. I love seeing how each student interprets the project to make completely original work.

Mindful Communication for Couples

4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Teacher's Home in Atwater
address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Los Angeles US

Thoreau said, “The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked what I thought and attended to my answer.” Mindful communication is a mind-body approach to communication that helps us be fully present for another person. It’s the gift of our attention. It moves us closer to one other. But first, we must be willing to move closer to ourselves. Participants will learn basic mindfulness techniques, including: mindfulness meditation, mindful listening, mindful speaking, as well as the core principles of non-violent communication. The goal of this session is to empower you with techniques and strategies that will help you increase your sense of connection to yourself and others. No previous experience with mindfulness necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring some paper and something to write with. Aren’t currently partnered?... Come with a friend or loved one! Or come solo, and we'll pair you with another participant at the workshop. These techniques can be applied to ANY relationship, including your relationship with yourself!

Bring one of the following:
100% Pure Essential Oil (lavender, lemon)
Leafy potted outdoor plant
Live vegetable plant seedlings (cucumber, cantaloupe, onion, strawberry, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, lavender, sage)
Organic Coconut Oil
Organic Olive Oil

About the teacher, Jennifer Howd

Jennifer is a Multi-Disciplinary Artist, a Mindfulness-based Writing & Creativity Coach, and a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is the author of "The Mindfulness Diaries: How I Survived My First Nine-Day Silent Meditation Retreat" and blogs about mindfulness for The Huffington Post and on her blog, http://TheMindfulnessDiaries.com. For more information about Jennifer, visit http://JenniferHowd.com. In the non-profit world, Kate has been creating cohesive order out of communicative chaos and helping people develop into their best selves for 10+ years. As a writer, she shares her stories in the blog at http://kateemccracken.com. As a speaker, she stands up (and sometimes sits) in front of groups of people, large and small, and talks about how to turn life transition moments into life transformation moments. As a facilitator, she can facilitate your retreat, your conference, your project planning sessions, your small group or committee meetings, your workshops and training sessions... As a consultant, she can help you develop a staff development plan, develop a project strategy, organize your people places and things, and orient your processes into a system that works.

DIY Bookmaking

10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA US

We will be making books that are about 5” x 7”. This book is made by repurposing covers from old Readers Digest Condensed Books and crafting the inserted pages. There are photos of the books https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5z_SxspLlbITXpJYkRqbXNiam8 Hope that provides some inspiration. There will be some pages of heavyish card stock ready for you to embellish. As you can see from the photos, the pages & covers are held together with 3 Book Rings. There is no sewing. This construction permits the book to open flat. It also means that you can rearrange the pages, discard &/or add pages. We will provide lots of scraps of paper, lots of colorful tape, markers, colored pencils, stencils, rubber stamps etc. that you can use to decorate your pages - but, maybe you have some personal bits and pieces that you’d like to use: photos, favorite recipes, inspirational quotes...”Every great dream begins with a dreamer.” - Harriet Tubman Supplies - Bring if you already have: exacto knife, ruler, craft paper cutter, craft mat, hole punch, double sided tape, permanent double-sided tape. Bring some pretty/fancy paper. At Dick Blick, Paper Source or Artist & Craftsman display this kind of paper folded over dowels. On the Dick Blick website they are listed under decorative/handmade papers ( to give you an idea). Or instead bring some pretty/fancy wrapping paper...Just bring something that you are looking forward to using and that you are willing to share! Chris is co-teaching with Kathie Bio for Chris Metro I love meeting new crafters. I'm a member of a monthly craft club. So far, I've led 4 book making sessions. Other things I do: I make cards that are designed to be re-used. I make bird pins out of felt & fabric scraps and sew them together by hand. I love to find old pots in thrift stores to make arrangements with succulent cuttings from my garden. My latest new thing is mosaics. I cover cinder blocks with broken plates to make planters in the garden. When I'm not crafting, I'm reading. I was a Librarian for 33 years. Now I volunteer with the library Friends Group. I also volunteer with Piece By Piece, a non-profit organization that "provides low-income and formerly homeless people free mosaic art workshops using recycled materials to develop marketable skills, self-confidence, earned income and an improved quality of life".

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
dog treat (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
jar of local honey
surprise me

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have retired from a career in engineering.

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation

7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Teacher's Home in Atwater
address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Los Angeles US

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson An antidote to the stresses of modern times, mindfulness is a mind-body approach to well-being that invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with our inner experience. This workshop will provide an introduction to the basics of mindfulness meditation and will present tips for bringing the practice of mindfulness into our daily lives.

Bring one of the following:
1 bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap - Lavender (16 oz.)
1 canister of Trader Joe's Fair Trade (decaf) Organic French Roast Coffee - ground with "Fine" setting
1 packet of (black) Uniball Signo 207 pens
a unique coffee/tea mug with "feel good" character (preferably used not new)
nag champa incense (5 boxes)

About the teacher, Jennifer Howd

Jennifer Howd is a Multi-Disciplinary Artist, a Mindfulness-based Writing & Creativity Coach, and a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is the author of "The Mindfulness Diaries: How I Survived My First Nine-Day Silent Meditation Retreat" and blogs about mindfulness for The Huffington Post and on her blog, http://TheMindfulnessDiaries.com. For more information about Jennifer, visit http://JenniferHowd.com

** Teacher Orientation **

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

Do YOU want to teach a class through Trade School LA! We believe everyone has something to offer. Whether you already have a class you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us for orientation. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among new teachers. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home in Highland Park. Teachers only need to attend orientation once in order to teach in any future semesters. *Accessibility: This class is located on the 2nd floor of an apartment building. There is no elevator on site.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of sauvignon block
A potted indoor plant
A snack to share with the group (enough for 10)
A surprise!
Email 5 friends who don't know about TSLA and tell them about it (CC TradeSchoolLA@gmail.com on the email)

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and is the program director at STRIDE fitness studio in Pasadena.

Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA US

We will be carving a stamp for you to use in hand stamping on fabric. You could also use your stamp to stamp on paper. Here’s some hand carved stamps on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/enchantingstamps. That will give you an idea of the kinds of stamps we will be making. And going to the link for Sandy’s Etsy shop (http://bit.ly/1s3phf0) you can see examples of the tea towels we will be making. We will have other stamps to use also. Supplies (please bring) Water base ink for stamping minimum of 5 oz – we will be sharing, so that there are a variety of colors. Something like this: http://www.dickblick.com/products/jacquard-textile-colors/ We will provide the material to carve the stamp, carving tools and a tea towel for you to stamp and take home. If you have carving tools, please bring them. And a snack to share would be nice. Sandy and I are co-teaching. Here’s Sandy’s Bio Bio for Sandy Shishido i’ve always loved making things as a kid and continued my passion for sewing and creating by taking tons of art courses in high school and college. with the popularity of “diy” movement and my monthly craft club i’ve learned how to make soap, toothpaste, candles, paper, books and more while always on the hunt for new classes. i worked as a pattern maker and apparel designer in the fashion industry for many years and currently design a women’s wear line “mi so happi” that is marketed through trunk shows, house parties and craft fairs. my kitchen wear line is on etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/misohappi

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
dog treat (not rawhide)
organic olive oil, walnuts or raisins
organic peanut butter
surprise us

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have retired from a career in engineering.

Kombucha

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Karen's House in Echo Park
165 N Toluca St
Los Angeles US

Kombucha is a fermented, probiotic, slightly sweet, effervescent, tea drink made using a SCOBY, or a Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. It's an ancient drink that Wikipedia traces back to 5,000 years ago in China that may or may not (jury's still out pending further peer-reviewed scientific studies) have significant health benefits. Also, if you haven't noticed, it's super trendy right now. Regardless, it tastes great and is super simple and fun to make. Supplies needed for this class: A gallon or half gallon glass mason jar with a screw top lid. You can get these at hardware stores, amazon, or even dollar stores. You will take home your SCOBY in this jar to start making delicious drank!

Bring one of the following:
A package of toilet paper
Baby tree
Bicycle tire patch kit
Fresh produce (any kind)
Fun socks (women's size 8)
Homemade loaf of bread
Indoor or outdoor plant
Mulch or compost (size of a kitchen garbage bag or more)
Plant pots (any size)
Something made by you or someone you know
Surprise me!
Vegetable or herb seeds or seedlings

About the teacher, Karen Stasevich

I'm a policy analyst from Michigan. I came to LA for the weather and the adventures. I like backpacking, drawing, and learning how to do/make things. I also host a bi-monthly figure drawing workshop.

** Teacher Orientation **

4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

Do YOU want to teach a class through Trade School LA! We believe everyone has something to offer. Whether you already have a class you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us for orientation. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among new teachers. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home in Highland Park. Teachers only need to attend orientation once in order to teach in any future semesters. *Accessibility: This class is located on the 2nd floor of an apartment building. There is no elevator on site.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of sauvignon blanc
A snack to share with the group (enough for 10)
A surprise!
Email 7 friends who don't know about TSLA and tell them about it (CC TradeSchoolLA@gmail.com on the email)
Tealight or votive candles

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and is the program director at STRIDE fitness studio in Pasadena.

Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

RSVP for the first meet-up of the Civic Engagement Homework Club. CEHC was started to offer recurring meet-ups for those looking to take time to work on civic engagement or activism projects or processes. You may use the time to work on, research, write about, think about, draw about, or meditate about any issue that calls out to you. Since this is our first time meeting, we'll make time at the beginning of our meet-up for people to share what they're working on or what cause they're investing their time in. You are welcome to collaborate or use this for time to yourself. ***---What to bring: anything you want to work on or write or read, any snacks you want to eat or share. ***---What will be provided: paper, pens, wi-fi, water, tea, coffee, printer, opening & closing meditation time. ***---Set-up: We'll use the living room / kitchen for a communal work table & social space. The bedroom will be for anyone who wants to sit in meditation or be alone. You may also choose to be outside - we have seats around the apartment's pool which you can use. There is also a small park directly across the street where you could sit. ***---You may use the time to work on, research, write about, think about, draw about, or meditate about any issue that calls out to you.

Bring one of the following:
no barter item needed - just you!

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and is the program director at STRIDE fitness studio in Pasadena.

Storytelling 101 - Think MOTH

7:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Turn the events of your life into unforgettable narratives! Championship storyteller Chris R. joins us again to introduce the building blocks of Moth-like storytelling. Have you always wanted to tell a personal story but you don't know where to start? I'll help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents into insightful, compelling revelations. I'll show you how to make your story relatable and tantalizing to readers, listeners and editors.

Bring one of the following:
cool candle
invitation to someplace cool
some vegan and gluten free treat
surfing lesson (I don't have a board)
surprise me

About the teacher, Christopher Rivas

I've swallowed glass and lived to tell about it. I'm an international performer and championship storyteller who has developed a signature style of powerful-joyous-sexy storytelling. I've fallen in love and dedicated my life to the power of personal stories and personal truths. I want people to know that their stories matter. My storytelling has been featured in ORIGIN magazine, and I've had the opportunity to offer my storytelling for healing work in many settings all over the world, from The Dominican Republic to Budapest, Belgrade and beyond.

DIY Paper Making

10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA US

Making paper is really fun! Here’s some images of DIY paper: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hand+made+paper&FORM=HDRSC2 And here’s a photo of paper I’ve made in the past, cut up and sewed on cards: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B5z_SxspLlbIQmR5V1dpTWdYTEU&usp=sharing. Supplies: if you have bits of embroidery floss, fuzzy yarn, dried lavender, etc to adorn your paper bring it along. A treat to share is welcome. I’ll provide everything else you need to do this craft.

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
dog treats (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
jar of local honey
surprise me

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have retired from a career in engineering.

DIY Felted Soap

10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA US

This is a SUPER fun thing to do and make GREAT gifts. We will be wrapping soap in WOOL (has to be WOOL) to make soap pretty and exfoliating! Google DIY felted soap images for some inspiration. (https://www.google.com/search?q=felted+soap&rlz=1C1SFXN_enUS499US516&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=667&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwif06GuuuTMAhVETCYKHdgnDa8Q_AUIBygC) Supplies (please bring) 2 to 4 oz wool roving in your favorite color or colors (we'll share - great to have an assortment of colors) Here’s where you can purchase wool roving on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_6?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=wool+roving&sprefix=Wool+r%2Caps%2C304 Several bars of soap (if you'd like hand crafted soap made at a previous class, I'll trade 3 hand crafted soaps for a bottle of olive oil or essential oil) Bits & pieces of WOOL yarn (if you have a stash) to adorn your felting. Optional: a felting needle if you want to attempt the fancy designs

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
dog treats (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
jar of local honey
surprise me

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have retired from a career in engineering.

Introduction to the Tarot

7:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Have you been curious about the mysteries of the tarot? Have you always wanted to learn to read tarot but felt overwhelmed by memorizing the meanings of the cards? Are you still flipping through your tarot book for interpretations instead of reading confidently on your own? With this free introductory class, you will learn the history of tarot, how to choose a deck, how to begin developing your own intuition, and begin interacting and interpreting the cards. You can bring your own tarot deck, borrow one of our shop decks or purchase one at the workshop. This interactive workshop includes many opportunities to practice your growing skills in an inclusive, fun environment. Beginning to Intermediate students are welcome - no previous experience with tarot is necessary. Bring your friends!

Bring one of the following:
1 Package of Paper Towels (4 or more rolls)
1 Package of Toilet Paper (4 or more rolls)
1 ream of 8.5" x 11" white paper (new unopened)
2 rolls of clear Packing Tape (new unopened)
Case of Bottled Water (around 24 bottles)

About the teacher, Madame Pamita

Madame Pamita has read tarot cards since the 1980s and has been a teacher since the 1990s. She creates a fun, inclusive and interactive experience that makes learning tarot fun! Her classes are a great way to meet new like-minded friends as you will have lots of opportunities to interact with new people while you play with the tarot.

Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Tap into your intuition, drop down out of your thinking mind and create and dialogue with (at least!) two SoulCollage® cards. From the images you choose (or do they choose you?), begin to discover what your soul wants to tell you. If you can use scissors and a glue stick, you can do SoulCollage® -- no art experience or artistic skill is needed. All supplies will be provided. Class location is accessible by wheelchair or walker. Class will be three hours.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of sparkling water (such as Perrier, Pellegrino)
a small, round wooden bowl
Bookbinding thread
Roasted cashews
Tomatoes (home grown or store bought)

About the teacher, Laureen Lazarovici

I've been a word person all my life--a journalist, writer, editor--and now it's time for some pictures! I became trained as a SoulCollage® facilitator in October 2015 and love bringing this gentle, creative, relaxing practice to new audiences. For those of us who live in our heads most of the time (like me!), SoulCollage® is a great tool to access our intuition, "gut feelings" and other non-brain parts of ourselves.

Writing your L.A. story

7:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Los Angeles is a vast, sprawling city with vibrant Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Mexican, Persian, African American, etc. communities, that create a rich tapestry of cultures and an extensive shared history. Away from the city’s common literary narratives, who are these people? How do they—bus drivers, liquor store owners, social workers, etc.—live their lives here in Los Angeles? What is their history and their history in Los Angeles? What makes them human? You are one of these people. It is your story that expands the narrative of what L.A. is. In Your Story: Los Angeles, writers of any level will explore L.A’s history through: short articles and photos; some of its literary history and literary traditions; what outsiders and some of the city’s best writers say about and how they depict the city, through the use of videos and class discussions. With this info forming the foundation, through fiction, nonfiction or poetry, you pen the beginnings of your L.A. story. Your truth. **Accessibility: This class venue is accessible by wheelchair or walker.

Bring one of the following:
A healthy snack
A surprise
Your favorite L.A. author
Your favorite L.A. story
Your favorite piece of L.A. history

About the teacher, Brian Dunlap

Brian Dunlap is a native Angeleño and continues to live in Los Angeles. He writes and explores the city from a native’s point of view, working to capture the city’s stories that fall through the cracks. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Fresno State and a BA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside, both in fiction. He has been published in Angel City Review, Muse, and CCM-Entropy. Brian is currently at work on a chapbook exploring L.A. many communities and its history, tentatively titled Beyond Palm Trees and Sunshine. He runs the blog site losangelesliterature.wordpress.com, a resource to explore L.A.’s vast literary culture.

DIY Soap Making

10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA US

Making your own hand/bath soap is really FUN! And makes a great gift your friends & family will appreciate. I have very dry skin, especially in the winter, and have found that using handcrafted soap makes a BIG difference. You'll have the experience of making a batch during this 2 & 1/2 hour workshop and you will take home about 6 bars of soap. Please bring one of the following supplies: bottle of olive, coconut, or essential oil. Workshop will be held in my home that is not wheelchair or walker accessible. There is plenty of street parking. Location is near USC. Details on parking & location will be sent via email.

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
dog treats (not rawhide)
jar of local honey
pair of woman's wool socks - shoe size 8
surprise me

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have retired from a career in engineering.

Intro to basic photography

2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Teacher's Home in Burbank
Near intersection of Providencia Ave & Kenneth Road
Burbank US

This class is an introduction to basic photography principles and techniques. It will cover areas such as composition, aperture, shutter, and ISO. Understanding these basic rules and uses will start you on the path to a more enhanced photography experience while thinking about some of these choices. We will chat a little, shoot a little, open that bottle of wine and chat and shoot some more. What you will learn from this class: how depth of field, shutter speed or selective focus can be used as a creative tool to evoke emotion or aesthetic design of a photograph. *** NOTE *** students must bring a DSLR camera that functions in a fully manual mode (Focus, aperture, shutter, & ISO) and the knowledge to use it. A 35mm film camera may also be used, but obviously, results can not be viewed in class. Class will be held at instructor's home in Burbank. We will be outdoors for some of class as well.

Bring one of the following:
A funny story
A Surprise
Bold roast organic coffee
Bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir
Handmade soap
Scented candles

About the teacher, Rob LaRussa

Rob is an Aquarius who enjoys long walks on the beach and early sunsets. When not daydreaming about the perfect cucumber salad, he is a Cinematographer by trade. Shooting network promotions and high end corporate films. His still photography consists of sports, people, landscapes, & architecture that has evolved since he picked up a camera at the tender age of 12.

Kombucha

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Karen's House in Echo Park
165 N Toluca St
Los Angeles US

Kombucha is a fermented, probiotic, slightly sweet, effervescent, tea drink made using a SCOBY, or a Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. It's an ancient drink that Wikipedia traces back to 5,000 years ago in China that may or may not (jury's still out pending further peer-reviewed scientific studies) have significant health benefits. Also, if you haven't noticed, it's super trendy right now. Regardless, it tastes great and is super simple and fun to make. Supplies needed for this class: A gallon or half gallon glass mason jar with a screw top lid. You can get these at hardware stores, amazon, or even dollar stores. You will take home your SCOBY in this jar to start making delicious drank! Class location has stairs and is not accessible by wheelchair or walker.

Bring one of the following:
Bag of coffee beans
Biodegradable dish soap
Bottle of wine (red or white)
Ceramic plant pots
Coffee beans
Cool plates or bowls (like a garage sale/Goodwill gem)
Fresh produce (any kind)
Homemade loaf of bread
Indoor/outdoor plants (ornamental or edible)
Package of toilet paper
Six pack of beer (nothing light please)
Something made by you or someone you know
Surprise me!

About the teacher, Karen Stasevich

I'm a policy analyst from Michigan. I came to LA for the weather and the adventures. I like backpacking, drawing, and learning how to do/make things. I also host a bi-monthly figure drawing workshop.

Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

For decades, human-centered design has been used to create solutions, services, products, experiences and social enterprises for many types of challenges. In this context, the term "design" does not apply to one medium - it simply refers to creating a solution to a problem. You'll be able to take and repeat the steps you learn in class in any scenario you'd like. In this workshop, we'll first spend time learning the fundamentals of Human-Centered Design and Design Thinking. Then, we'll look at a few examples of people, products and solutions who have used these methods to innovate and create. Finally, we'll experience it hands-on by solving a problem using the processes we just learned. You'll leave with a new vision on how to approach problem-solving, and with a list of free resources for continuing your experience in the world of human-centered design. Class location is on the second floor and not accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
A surprise!
hanging basket for plant
potted plant
snack to share with group (enough for 6)
topo chico sparkling water (3 or more sm. bottles)

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and is the program director at STRIDE fitness studio in Pasadena.

Make Books NOW!

12:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Home in Highland Park
street address will be emailed to registered students a few days before class
Los Angeles US

Scrapbook meets book binder! This is an entry level class. Come learn how to make and take two simple handmade books: Saddle Stitch and Japanese Stab Binding. You will also learn the basics of book binding, from signatures to various book binding tools. Please bring your photos to decorate your new books with! We are going to have a blast! Sign up and bring your happy memories (photos) to share. Class location has several stairs to reach house entrance, so may not be accessible by walker or wheelchair.

Bring one of the following:
1/8" ribbon any color (for teacher not class)
Composition/journal book with student's original art on cover
Gently used or new shoes for children's orphanage
Glitter or other paper decorating materials to share with class
Pretty hair accessory (like a flower pin)

About the teacher, LaQuesha Wiley

LaQuesha is a student of life constantly discovering new cultures and creativity. She enjoys sharing what she learns and encourages others to break free from stereotypes and generalities. She lives to discover and relate to life's experiences for herslelf. She celebrates the opportunities to be fearless and try new things. LuckWeSha is her craft business making crochet earrings and other knit and crochet warm and fuzzies. During the day she is a book maker and framer at a photo lab.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA US

Learn a few simple stitches: a blanket stitch to use around the edges of the ornaments and a French knot to secure sequins. Please bring some cotton embroidery floss (2 of your favorite colors), a package of embroidery needles and a small pair of sharp scissors, if you already have them. If you’d like to learn how to add beads to your blanket stitch (not pictured), bring some beads that one of your embroidery needles will fit through. I’ll bring a variety of embroidery floss colors, sequins, rick rack, ribbon, beads, felt and extra scissors. I will also bring pre-cut felted wool & fabric circles and cotton batting. These would be great to adorn gifts, your tree or strung together as a garland. To view examples of the ornaments go here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5z_SxspLlbIN01oV0ZNcEMwUDA/view?usp=sharing Workshop will be held in my home that is not wheelchair or walker accessible. There is plenty of street parking. Location is near USC. Details on parking & location will be sent via email.

Bring one of the following:
cabernet sauvignon wine
olive oil
pinto grigio wine
salted cashews
surprise me

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

Kathie's Bio: I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have retired from a career in engineering.

Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA US

COPY A GARMENT AND CUSTOM SIZE IT FOR YOU. Learn how to use a clear ruler, tracing wheel & a notcher to make your own tee shirt pattern. You will learn how to make a “industry” style pattern on soft dotted paper that’s similar to a Vogue pattern with grain lines, notches & sewing instructions that you can use over & over w/ info on yardage needed for your fabric buying needs. •Please bring a tee shirt or something very simple like a A line skirt to start plus pencils, ruler, tracing wheel, scissors •We will provide pattern paper, envelope, other tools if you don’t have them. Workshop will be held in my home that is not wheelchair or walker accessible. There is plenty of street parking. Location is near USC. Details on parking & location will be sent via email.

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
organic olive oil
organic peanut butter
rye flour
unsalted cashews

About the teacher, Kathie Adams & Shishido

Bio for Sandy Shishido i’ve always loved making things as a kid and continued my passion for sewing and creating by taking tons of art courses in high school and college. with the popularity of “diy” movement and my monthly craft club i’ve learned how to make soap, toothpaste, candles, paper, books and more while always on the hunt for new classes. i worked as a pattern maker and apparel designer in the fashion industry for many years and currently design a women’s wear line “mi so happi” that is marketed through trunk shows, house parties and craft fairs. my kitchen wear line is on etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/misohappi Bio for Kathie Adams I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have a retired from a career in engineering.

Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Did you know your right to protest is enshrined in the Constitution? What’s the difference between a “demonstration” and “civil disobedience?” Is it safe to take your children to a protest? Is it right to protest right now? In the past few weeks, more Americans have been getting more engaged in democracy than ever before. They're doing that in many ways, including voting, donations, calls and letters to elected officials, and protests. This class is primarily designed for people who are new to protests, or perhaps are just protest-curious. It’s also appropriate for people who want to talk about the role of protest in democracy today. We will discuss the roots of political protest in law, the many different types of protest that exist, how to plan to participate in a protest, and what to expect from media coverage. We’ll also discuss any safety concerns you might have. All class participants will receive a hand-made zine about protests, created by the instructor. No special materials are required, though you may want to have a notebook and pen to take notes. Bring your questions and concerns - we will discuss them and help you find the answers that are right for you. **Accessibility: This location is accessible by walker or wheelchair but may not be equipped with a handicap bathroom.

Bring one of the following:
Commitment to go to a protest and send me a brief writeup about your experience
Dried beans or rice
Homemade soap or lotion (not purchased)
Pomegranates
Read and comment on one of my essays on Medium

About the teacher, Bronwyn Mauldin

Bronwyn Mauldin is a novelist and long-time political activist. She has a master’s degree in public administration (an MPA is like an MBA for people who want to work in the public sector) and has worked in both state and local government. She has also attended - and organized - many types of protests. Bronwyn has been a host on KPFK radio in LA and is the creator of GuerrillaReads, the online video literary magazine. More info is at bronwynmauldin.com

Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Did you know your right to protest is enshrined in the Constitution? What’s the difference between a “demonstration” and “civil disobedience?” Is it safe to take your children to a protest? Is it right to protest right now? In the past few weeks, more Americans have been getting more engaged in democracy than ever before. They're doing that in many ways, including voting, donations, calls and letters to elected officials, and protests. This class is primarily designed for people who are new to protests, or perhaps are just protest-curious. It’s also appropriate for people who want to talk about the role of protest in democracy today. We will discuss the roots of political protest in law, the many different types of protest that exist, and how to plan to participate in a protest. We’ll also discuss any safety concerns you might have. All class participants will receive a zine about protests created by the instructor. No special materials are required, though you may want to have a notebook and pen to take notes. Bring your questions and concerns - we will discuss them and help you find the answers that are right for you. **Accessibility: This location is accessible by walker or wheelchair but may not be equipped with a handicap bathroom.

Bring one of the following:
Commitment to go to a protest and send me a brief writeup about your experience
Homemade soap or lotion (not purchased)
Pasta
Read and comment on one of my essays on Medium
whole bean coffee

About the teacher, Bronwyn Mauldin

Bronwyn Mauldin is a novelist and long-time political activist. She has a master’s degree in public administration (an MPA is like an MBA for people who want to work in the public sector) and has worked in both state and local government. She has also attended - and organized - many types of protests. Bronwyn has been a host on KPFK radio in LA and is the creator of GuerrillaReads, the online video literary magazine. More info is at bronwynmauldin.com

Women's Center for Creative Work
2425 Glover Place
Los Angeles US

With so many issues shaking our world today, more and more people are speaking up for their beliefs. One way thousands of people are expressing themselves are at marches and protests. This January we are giving you the opportunity, resources and support to let your voice be heard through the design and production of an effective protest sign, banner, poster or flag. Put your fire and creativity to work — tell the world what matters to you! There is no wrong way to make a protest sign, but we are here to make yours stand out! All ages and levels of creativity are welcome. Before we start laying out our signs, we’ll share a few tips, ideas and inspiration. CAN’T ATTEND A PROTEST, BUT STILL WANT TO PARTICIPATE? That’s OK! Make a sign for your lawn! Donate your sign to a cause! Contribute to an upcoming event! If you choose to donate your sign we will pass it along to people who will put it to good use. This class is open to all, regardless of artistic talent or political views. Nobody will be turned away, but we do want to make this experience a very positive, empowering and creative one for all attendees (including children) — so please choose your words and images carefully. BRING: 1) Your ideas, short slogans, words and/or thumbnail sketches. 2) Materials you want to use for your sign. Some tools will be available to help you along, but we encourage you to bring all the materials you think you will need to make the sign you have in mind. Keep the dimensions manageable, and make sure the materials you bring are durable and light weight. Feel free to bring extra materials to share! Material suggestions: Posterboard, foamcore, cardboard, markers, water-based paint and paintbrushes, foam paintbrushes, markers, pencils, stencils, razor blades, erasers, tape, glue, staple guns and so on. Bee’s Knees Sign Co. and Trade School LA have partnered up with Women’s Center for Creative Work to host this protest sign making workshop.

Bring one of the following:
Bag of clean, unused cotton rags
Bottle of good wine
Bulk size (1gallon) liquid laundry detergent (No perfumes or dyes)
Classic board game such as: Jenga, Monopoly, Dominos, Operation, Trivial Pursuit
Mortar & Pestle (stone or marble)

About the teacher, Alyssa Archambault

Alyssa Archambault of Bee’s Knees Sign Co. will lead the workshop. Alyssa grew up in Long Beach, CA and is a graduate of the Sign Graphics program at LATTC — the only sign painting program left of its kind. She has worked and played in various creative worlds, from theater and music to painting and ...beekeeping! Whether commercially or artistically, Alyssa uses the artistic medium of sign-making to invite a call to action, and she will teach you the processes and skills required to get your message out.

DIY Soap Making

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking details will be emailed
Near USC
Los Angeles US

Making your own hand/bath soap is really FUN! And makes a great gift your friends & family will appreciate. I have very dry skin, especially in the winter, and have found that using handcrafted soap makes a BIG difference. You'll have the experience of making a batch during this 2 hour workshop and you will take home about 6 bars of soap. Supplies (please bring): bottle of olive oil or essential oil. And if you'd be interested in felting your hand made soap sign up for DIY Felted Soap in April. We'll meet at my home, not handicap accessible. Location information will be sent about a week prior.

Bring one of the following:
bottle of EVOO (good olive oil)
bottle of good red wine
dog treats (not rawhide)
nut (almond or cashew) butter - no sugar, nutty
pair of woman's wool socks (shoe size 9)

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

Kathie's Bio: I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have retired from a career in engineering.

Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

We want YOU to teach a class through Trade School LA! Any one is welcome to teach a class. Whether you already have a class idea you want to bring to life, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us for orientation. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. Teachers only need to attend orientation once in order to teach in any future semesters. *Accessibility: This orientation will be held in an apartment that is on the 2nd floor.

Bring one of the following:
an interesting bowl or small container
bottles of topo chico
coconut oil
lemons
tea light or votive candles

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and is the program director at STRIDE fitness studio in Pasadena.

Twig Weaving

11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.
Location in Pasadena
(near S Arroyo Pkwy + California Blvd)
Pasadena US

**View sample of twig weaving here: http://bit.ly/2jGnyew ** This is a nature inspired Basic Weaving Class. Students will weave a small, sampler size weaving between a forked tree branch (twig). You will learn how to tie on your warp threads and learn a few basic weaving techniques. We will also be exploring how to use color and texture. I can supply twigs but feel free to forage for your own. I will send you size guide-lines. Supplies you must bring: Scissors / Blunt Large Tapestry Needle / YARN of various thicknesses/ color & texture: You will probably want to buy some WOOL ROVING / large crochet hook. Thrift Stores, Yard Sales, Friends that Knit are all great resources for Yarn. I will be bringing some yarn to share with you all. If you have extra bring it to share with others in the class. Optional additional supplies: Beads / Feathers / etc. I will send a more detailed list to those who register but this is just to inform you that a few supplies will be needed for this class. There is plenty of free parking and the space is Handicap accessible. Registered students will be emailed address + directions before class. If you are interested in the class and it is full please sign up on the wait list or e-mail me. patriciamassie@sbcglobal.net There are usually a few drop outs!

Bring one of the following:
Book that you read and loved: can be used
Bottle of Pinot Gris Wine
Design Magazine: Frankie, Kinfolk, Vogue Living, etc.
StumpTown Coffee
Travel tips about Japan

About the teacher, patricia massie

I am a textile / product designer. I love process, color and teaching new ideas. I have taught several Indigo Dyeing classes through TSLA. I love seeing how each student interprets the project to make completely original work.

Protest 101

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena US

Did you know your right to protest is enshrined in the Constitution? What’s the difference between a “demonstration” and “civil disobedience?” Is it safe to take your children to a protest? Is it right to protest right now? In the past few weeks, more Americans have been getting more engaged in democracy than ever before. They're doing that in many ways, including voting, donations, calls and letters to elected officials, and protests. This class is primarily designed for people who are new to protests, or perhaps are just protest-curious. It’s also appropriate for people who want to talk about the role of protest in democracy today. We will discuss the roots of political protest in law, the many different types of protest that exist, and how to plan to participate in a protest. We’ll also discuss any safety concerns you might have. All class participants will receive a zine about protests created by the instructor. No special materials are required, though you may want to have a notebook and pen to take notes. Bring your questions and concerns - we will discuss them and help you find the answers that are right for you. **Accessibility: This location is accessible by walker or wheelchair.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of good olive oil
Attend a protest and send me a write-up about your experience
Hand made soap or lotion (not store bought)
Pasta
Read & comment on one of my essays on Medium

About the teacher, Bronwyn Mauldin

Bronwyn Mauldin is a novelist and long-time political activist. She has a master’s degree in public administration (an MPA is like an MBA for people who want to work in the public sector) and has worked in both state and local government. She has also attended - and organized - many types of protests. Bronwyn has been a host on KPFK radio in LA and is the creator of GuerrillaReads, the online video literary magazine. More info is at bronwynmauldin.com

DIY Jam making

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking details will be emailed
Near USC
Los Angeles US

Making your jam is really FUN! And makes great gifts your friends & family will appreciate. Jam is great to have in your pantry, as it is excellent on cheese & crackers as an instant appetizer and of course it’s great on toast. You'll have the experience of making a batch during this 2 hour workshop and you will take home 2 jars of jam. Supplies - 1/2 case of 4oz or 8oz canning jars (I'll supply the fruits & sugar). Ralph's, True Value & OSH tend to carry these size jars We'll meet at my home, not handicap accessible. Location information will be sent about a week prior.

Bring one of the following:
bottle of EVOO (good olive oil)
bottle of good red wine
dog treats (not rawhide)
nut (almond or cashew) butter - no sugar, nutty
pair of woman's wool socks (shoe size 9)

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

Kathie's Bio: I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have retired from a career in engineering.